may, 2019

09may6:00 pm8:00 pmPlastic Pollution from the Mountains to the SeaTeton County Library | Ordway Auditorium


Event Details

Plastic waste is an environmental problem with ever growing magnitude, polluting aquatic ecosystems worldwide. Microplastics (MPs), small plastics less than 5 mm, have gained attention in both the scientific and political realms, and are globally recognized as an emerging environmental contaminant. However, in landlocked regions, plastic pollution is often thought only to plague our oceans- a problem thousands of miles away. Yet microplastic pollution has been documented in every freshwater ecosystem studied to date, including the Snake River. Rivers are major transporters of plastic pollution to the oceans- no matter how far we are from the ocean, we are not immune to the plastic pollution problem. Join us for a panel discussion on the current science on microplastic pollution, explore global efforts to curb plastic pollution, local solutions and how you can make a change.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm