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eXXpedition Great Lakes Water Sampling Event ~ Get Involved!

 

On the 20th August 2016, join eXXpedition Great Lakes on a mission to make the unseen seen and be a part of the world’s largest simultaneous water sampling project for microplastics! This community-led initiative is open to everyone in the Great Lakes region – male and female, adult and child, solo or in groups – and we are asking you to get involved and stand up for the health of your Lakes. You can help by taking a water sample for the Adventurers & Scientists for Conservation’s Global Microplastics Project led by Dr Abby Barrows at the Marine & Environmental Research Institute in Maine.
 

 
 
 

 

In keeping with eXXpedition’s mission and vision, there will be Lead Boats on each of the Great Lakes, Lake St Clair and the St Lawrence River made up of female scientists, activists, artists, sailors and most importantly, residents of the Great Lakes. These boats will be leading the day – conducting water sampling and manta trawling for microplastics. Applications for places on these boats is open: apply here.
 
 
 

 

But this problem, and it’s solution, is about all of us. Everyone who lives near or spends time in the Great Lakes can play an active role in protecting them for future generations.
 

 

We are inviting you to join our Great Lakes crew – male or female, adult or child.

 

 

By registering for the event, you will receive an information pack with all the instructions you need to contribute to this on the day. Register by clicking here!

 

 
 
 
You can get involved by:
 
1) Sail & Motor: Take your own boat or join a crew and sail/motor with us on your Great Lake. Either from your home port, or the marina nearest you and sail in your Great Lake while conducting a water sample for Adventurers & Scientists for Conservation. By registering for the event, you will receive an information pack with all the instructions you need to contribute to this on the day. Register by clicking here!
 
 
 
2) Canoe, Kayak & Stand Up Paddleboard: Go solo or in teams from your local beach, pier or marina and explore your coastline. Conduct water sampling as you go for Adventurers & Scientists for Conservation. By registering for the event, you will receive an information pack with all the instructions you need to contribute to this on the day. Register by clicking here!
 
 
 
 
3) Beach Clean Up & By Foot: Get a group together or do a solo beach clean up on your local shoreline. We are partnered with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Adopt-a-Beach Program. You can conduct water sampling for Adventurers & Scientists for Conservation too! You can wade into your lake or take samples from your pier. By registering for the event, you will receive an information pack with all the instructions you need to contribute to this on the day. Register by clicking here!
 
 

TO GET INVOLVED, PLEASE SIGN UP NOW BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: EXXPEDITION GREAT LAKES SIGN-UP

 
By registering for the event, you will receive an information pack with all the instructions you need to contribute to this on the day. Register by clicking here!
 

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Please direct any enquiries to: jen@eXXpedition.com

 

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