We want to make our community more aware of the problem with marine debris! We have a big fishing industry here in Hawaii, and we have a fishing pier here in Kaneohe. On our field trips, we found a lot of junk at the pier and at some of the other beaches. Yuck! We want people to learn that they should stop throwing their trash in the water and on the beaches.
Educating other people is an important part of helping the marine debris problem, so we decided to do a community awareness project.
There are three main parts to our project:
- a poster contest at our school
- a community poster display
- a penny drive for donations to coastal cleanup projects.