One thing I love about Pensacola is that we have beautiful beaches that remind me of back home. I had no idea when researching that the University of West Florida owns a part of the beach for research. It's located past Portofino resort down by Big Sabine Point. The beach and marine life interest me so I wanted to do a topic on beach pollution. How can we keep our beaches and animals out of harms way.
Locations of field work:
Big Sabine Point (UWF research area)
Items I can collect: Collect data on how much trash I see, Observe to see how many trash cans and recycling bins are offered to the public, water samples and soil samples.
Final project idea:
A poster 11 x 17 infographic or a symbolic poster (like a smoking kills advertisement, less stats more illustrations to explain the severity of beach pollution.)
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