"I am the Solution to Plastic Pollution"
Celebrate Earth Day at the Buffalo Museum of Science on Sunday, April 22 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)! Participate in hands-on activities throughout the Museum, as well as view a rain barrel display and artwork created from single-use plastic bags developed by students across Western New York.
All Earth Day activities are included with general admission AND free for Museum members.
Pollution Prevention through Art
The artwork on display is part of a project that makes the connection between litter, stormwater and plastic pollution.
Beginning in late 2017, teachers from around the region have been leading S.T.E.A.M. curriculum highlighting topics such as litter, stormwater management and ocean gyres. These teachers engaged students to understand their role in plastic pollution prevention, and discussed ways students and their families can minimize the use of single-use plastic, such as plastic bags.
Students used the thousands of bags to create the art and sculptures on display at the Museum, kicking off April 22 and staying through May 2018 in North Hamlin Hall. The display is included with general admission and free for Museum members.
Also on display are nine painted rain barrels from local schools, which were submitted as part the Western New York Stormwater Coalition’s Annual Art Contest.
Can you make the connection between plastic litter and our waterways?
Special thanks to the following partners: