Microplastic Madness - Brooklyn kids take on plastic pollution Is an inspiring and optimistic take on the local and global plastic pollution crisis as told through a refreshing urban youth point of view.
Fifth graders from PS 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn - a community on the frontline of Climate Change that was severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy- spent 2 years investigating the local and global impacts of plastic marine pollution. then took action for plastic free waters!
These students took the deep dive into the root causes of plastic pollution. As young citizen scientists and community advocates, they collected local data, and led community outreach. They use their own local data to inform policy. testifying and rallying at City Hall. Then they turned their focus back to school, taking action in their cafeteria to eliminate all single-use plastic.
With stop-motion animation, heartfelt kid commentary, and interviews of experts and 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.