The Plastic Island

Eli Whitney Museum

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Vacation Program

  • Thursday, April 21, 2011
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 9

Where does plastic go? Some gets recycled. Some gets loose. If it gets into water-ways, it can travel to the oceans which collect it in massive islands that break down very slowly. We'll look at Plastic Island on Google Earth. Then we'll learn some ways to re-use plastic bottles: bottle rockets, balancing acrobats, and banks, for example. Gather up and recycle the extra parts, and take your art home. Take a look at better, environmentally-friendly bottles that are on the way.

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