School children detect microplastics in river

Children detect microplastics

The KALI SURABAYA DETECTIVE SCHOOL program is an inspiring example of enabling children to protect their river. Equipped with research instruments, children visit the river and analyze water samples under the microscope. This time they found plankton, but also microplastics. In a creative workshop the children visualized their findings and concerns.

Ecoton is a prize-winning environmental organization in East Java. They educate children in a hands-on and playful way about the sources of pollution and the effects on biodiversity and the health of their communities.

Such educational river programs can inspire communities around the world – which is why Makara created YUYU River Expeditions. Contact christanooy@makara.earth or info@yuyu.earth for more information.