Punahou Students Clean Waimānalo Beach
July 06, 2017
A classroom of 4th graders from Punahou School cleaned Waimānalo Beach Park as an end of year action project. Many of the students were studying the issues of plastic pollution and marine debris throughout the year. Using sifters and buckets, students cleaned large and small pieces of marine debris off the beach, with some students using buckets of water to scoop out floating pieces of microplastics. Students each left with a stainless steel straw and had a discussion about the issues of plastic pollution and the importance of refusing single-use plastics.