Microplastics are now everywhere in our daily lives, and have infiltrated every ecosystem on Earth. These discoveries have led researchers to become increasingly concerned about the impacts of this “structural pollutant” on marine ecosystems and human health. This live webinar and lecture will give an overview of the issue of microplastics, including highlighting what is known to date and what can be done to help. It will also explain pathways of human microplastic exposure and potential risks.
Tickets for this Nature X live webinar on microplastics start at $5, and all proceeds support the continued work of the Bateman Foundation to connect people to nature using art. If you are able to consider a larger donation, $10 and $20 tickets are also available. All tickets offer the same level of access to the same webinar, and you will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email after purchase.
Matt Miller is a PhD student in the University of Victoria’s School of Earth and Ocean Science. He serves as Executive Director for the Surfrider Foundation University of Victoria Club, engaging with students and members of the public on issues such as marine plastic pollution and organizing beach cleanups. Matt also sits on the steering committee for Ocean Wise’s Ocean Bridge program, helping passionate youth across Canada get more involved in ocean stewardship.
About Nature X: Since 2018, Nature X has explored environmental topics via a series of lectures curated by the Bateman Foundation, and supported by the Victoria Foundation, Intact Insurance, the Cowan Foundation, and Spinnakers. Subjects range from conservation tactics, to animal behaviours, to technology and sustainability.