2023-2024 Become an ECO AMBASSADOR

Become an ECO AMBASSADOR! Be part of the solution!

Participate in community science to address the growing microplastic pollution problem in New York and New Jersey.

If you are in Middle & High School (Grades 7 - 12), please check out the interest form to know more about or join a project as an Eco Ambassador to participate in Community Science to Address Microplastics Pollution in the New York/New Jersey area!

You will get an opportunity to learn about the microplastics issue in your surrounding areas through a hands-on first-hand experience. Your activities may include: collecting samples, testing the samples in a lab, analyzing results, creating presentations using digital StoryMaps to communicate your activities, and sharing your findings with your friends, schools and communities. 

If you would like to know more about the project and become a participant, please complete this interest form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6DdA_5qaE0M2ecbNIT-YiTQQQSRoGR-jaaYQWc2nEWzW9Vw/viewform?usp=sharing

More background on this project:

Official Project title: Community Science to Address Microplastic Pollution in Environmental Underserved Communities in New Jersey and New York

This project builds upon Columbia University, Center for Sustainable Development’s Eco Ambassador Program that equips youth participants with scientific knowledge and skills to promote circular economy, via development of solutions for mitigating plastic use and establishment of sustainable solutions for management and stewardship of plastic waste within their communities.

The project is a collaborative effort with New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) and New York Sea Grant (NYSG) to not only develop timely and effective marine debris curricula but to also expand its environmental literacy outreach to school districts in various communities in New Jersey and New York urban watersheds. 

Poster to interest form with QR code