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Splash Trash Art Tour Comes to Brooker Creek

Ocean Plastic Pollution | Environment | Ecology

The interactive touring exhibit explores the problem of trash in oceans.

PINELLAS COUNTY – Scientists predict that in about 30 years there will be more plastic and trash on beaches and in the ocean than fish.

A new interactive touring exhibit is heading to Pinellas County to explore the problem of trash in oceans here and around the world and how to preserve this resource. The Splash Trash Tour will stop at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center located at 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. The tour will be at Brooker Creek Preserve from Thursday (March 2) to March 11. The public can view the exhibit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

The mobile exhibit will give visitors the opportunity to learn by featuring art created by trash items found in oceans. The exhibit will also feature topics like recycling and examine the use of ocean clean-up technologies. The exhibit, created by environmental educator Bette Booth, will feature special shows, presentations and programs dedicated to bringing awareness to the issue of litter in oceans around the world.

Brooker Creek Preserve will also host several events in partnership with the exhibit to  promote dialogue and action to combat the problem, including the Youth Splash Trash Art Contest today (March 1) through April 2, and other featured events including:

Saturday and Sunday (March 4-5) and March 11: Keep Pinellas Beautiful information table
Saturday (March 4): Microplastics discussion for youth, 1 p.m.
Sunday (March 5): Presentation by tour host, Bette Booth, 1 p.m.and Music in the Woods featuring Brad Myers, 2 p.m.
March 9: Splash Trash-themed book time at Brooker, 10:30 a.m.
March 10: Microplastics adult program, 11 a.m.
Mach 11: Keep Pinellas Beautiful youth program, 1 p.m.

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Splash Trash Art Tour | Brooker Creek | Environment | Pollution | TB Reporter

Splash Trash Art Tour | Brooker Creek | Environment | Pollution | TB Reporter