Part of being a scientist is in the lab but there is also an exciting part of collecting data. The Plastic Tides guys told us about how they paddleboarded around Bermuda collecting samples that they would later test to see how much plastic was in them. We were given a chance to plan our own expedition. We got maps of Bermuda and chose a starting point. We then marked some main points we thought might either be protected and clean or might have a lot of trash piled up. We measured how long we thought it would take to get from one point to the next and how long we thought our research trip would take in total. It would be cool if we actually did the expedition.
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