16 September 2017

Marine Debris & Ocean Currents, US Sailing Reach for STEM Education

Marine Debris & Ocean Currents

Back to School with US Sailing's Reach for STEM Education - Many people don't realize that ocean currents not only transport fish, nutrients, heat and other important natural phenomena around the planet, but they also circulate our trash! Yep, that water bottle that fell out of your boat when you capsized is halfway to Tahiti by now! Understanding how currents work, including how to measure them using drifters, allows scientists to better predict ocean circulation. In this video by Waterlust​ outlines a simple experiment you can do to measure the currents at your home.

To learn more about the US Sailing Reach Initiative, STEM and environmental education through sailing: reach.ussailing.org

US Sailing’s Reach and the America's Cup:

The US Sailing Reach Initiative had a unique opportunity to participate in activities hosted by the 2017 America’s Cup Endeavour Education Station, presented by Orbis, during the 35th America's Cup. US Sailing’s Reach Initiative is an official “Educational Partner” of the America’s Cup Endeavour Program.

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