Teacher Workshop Inspires New Environmental Policies at a Mobile Bay School

No more balloon releases at special events.

Balloons pose a significant threat to marine animals that can ingest or become entangled in them. The Weeks Bay Estuarine Research Reserve decided to help increase awareness of the issue during their Teachers on the Estuary Workshop. Teachers presented with marine debris data from local coastal cleanup events helped students design and implement strategies to address the issue in their communities, including the creation of anti-balloon release policies at the school's special events. (2016)

Partners: Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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