Carbon sequestration, ocean acidification, and global climate change: these are just a few complex processes associated with the carbon cycle and ultimately, the future of our environment. More familiar and accessible to the general public, however, is the fact that the amount of atmospheric carbon, a primary driver of climate change, is steadily on the rise in today’s world. Questions and concerns on the future of our planet develop when we begin to contemplate what consequences will arise as a result of this increased carbon. How will nature react?
Happy 2018 World Ocean Day!
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s newly formed chapter of UNCW NAMEPA helped celebrate World Ocean Day at a special event on campus June 8th. UNCW NAMEPA’s leadership participated in the event to help educate families in the community. We had a great time with the families who came to this special event! We were able to teach people of all ages how long certain types of trash remain in the ocean by having them play a matching game thanks to supplies provided by NAMEPA and Marine Quest.
UNCW NAMEPA would like to say a huge “thank you” to the staff at Marine Quest for inviting us to have a table set up at their World Ocean Day event. We believe it’s important to partner with other like-minded organizations, like Marine Quest, to make the greatest impact. NAMEPA is a wonderful organization, and we can’t wait to see UNCW students join us in the fight to save our seas and educate our community. For more information about our organization check out our sites!
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