Microplastic Pollution and Ecotoxicology (Online)


Date and Time:

Monday, July 19, 2021, 9:00am

Registration Deadline:

Sunday, May 30, 2021, 5:00pm


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Microplastic pollution has garnered much attention in recent years, yet much is still unknown regarding the extent and threat posed by this pollutant. We will review the recent and seminal literature focusing on the distribution of plastic pollution and the negative effects on the environment. Our goal is to build a strong foundation of knowledge about this emerging field and recognize the current gaps in understanding its effects on wildlife. Although this is not a laboratory class, methods and materials on how to sample, isolate, and quantify microplastic pollution in various samples will be reviewed and demonstrated for researchers interested in collecting measurements in the field.

DATES: July 19-30, 2021

COST: Early bird fee (ends June 1st): $500 professional / $400 student

CENTER FOR WILDLIFE STUDIES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote wildlife conservation and education worldwide through research and specialized training.

Contact Email:


Contact Name:

Jessica Kennelly