Flotsam, Jetsam and the Science of Ocean Motion

On June 1, Loree Griffin Burns, Scientist/Author will give two presentations to the Old Hammondtown School’s 6th Grade: Flotsam, Jetsam and the Science of Ocean Motion.

Lots of kids have heard the story: 29,000 rubber bathtub toys fell from a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean and floated, quite literally, around the world.

What they may not know is that this fleet of rubber duckies has become the Tracking Track book basis of an international scientific research program aimed at better understanding our world ocean.

Drawing on the content of her first book, Tracking Trash, Loree will tell students a fascinating story of drama, intrigue, science and geography (www.loreeburns.com).

This program is organized by the Mattapoisett PTA Arts & Humanities and is made possible by generous donations and funding from the PTA fundraisers throughout the year and is supported in part by a grant from the Mattapoisett Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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