Microplastic beats plankton

Microplastic beats plankton

In the water laboratory of the Indonesian NGO Ecoton, students examine the water sample they have taken from the river under a microscope. They look for plankton. Meanwhile, Ecoton’s ecologists tell them that plankton is the main food source for fish. Fish that they eat, just like many other animal species do. A river without plankton is a dead river. Unfortunately, the children find more microplastics than plankton in the water. In this way they experience that life in the river is threatened.

Makara, Ecoton and NorthernLight believe in the power of learning through play. With YUYU River Education Islands we want to boost the river education of environmental organizations such as Ecoton by building the ideal learning environment for this on the river with design thinking.