Miami teachers participate in hands-on science education program ANGARI’s COE: Sharks program aboard ANGARI Foundation's research vessel.
Today, although a bit wet and windy, ANGARI Foundation and our partners successfully coordinated the release of 240 eco-friendly, yellow, wooden drift cards from 6 sites in and around the Lake Worth Lagoon and Intracoastal Waterway as part of our 10th Lake Worth Lagoon Drift Card Study. This citizen science experiment helps us gain a better understanding of how marine debris is transported and accumulates in the area.
After their release, the drift cards float on the water’s surface, being carried by local currents and tides, until the point at which they are found by citizen scientists around our community.
As of 12:45pm today, the drift cards are in the water, and now we need your help! Community members are invited to participate in this citizen science experiment by locating, recovering, and reporting found drift cards along with a photo of the card to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about Lagoon Drift on our website and check out our Facebook event and social media for updates and photos from this experiment. Historically, we have had high drift card recovery rates for the study, and with your help, we hope to keep up that trend.