MICROPLASTIC MADNESS - Brooklyn kids take on plastic pollution
5th graders from a Brooklyn public school spent 2 years investigating the local and global impacts of plastic marine pollution, and took action for plastic-free waters.
MICROPLASTIC MADNESS is an inspiring and optimistic take on the local and global plastic marine pollution crisis, as told through a refreshing urban youth point-of-view.
Fifth grade students from PS 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn - a community on the frontline of Climate Change, which was severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy- take a deep dive into the root causes of plastic pollution. Taking the lead as citizen scientists and community advocates, these young students investigate, collect local data, lead community outreach, and testify and rally at City Hall. Then they turnt their focus return to the school cafeteria, taking action on their own single-use plastic consumption.
With stop-motion animation, heartfelt kid commentary, and interviews of renowned scientists who are engaged in the most cutting edge research on the harmful effects of microplastics, this alarming, yet charming narrative, conveys an urgent message in user-friendly terms. Created to inspire kids, teachers and policy makers alike, this is the spark for a youth-led plastic-free waters movement!