Jun 18, 2019 7:30 PM
Mark L. Friedman
MICROPLASTICS (FROM YOUR SEAFOOD TO YOUR BODY)
Mr. Friedman has been a Science teacher for 13 years at Ánimo HS (Lennox/Inglewood). He is currently working with Lawndale Marine Science Magnet and other schools on developing marine and environmental courses and programs. He is a Mentor to Inglewood/Lennox HS student club studying ocean plastic pollution and currently teaches on LA Maritime Institute Tall ships. He is a 27-year resident of Redondo Beach.
 
Mr. Friedman speaks about ocean plastic pollution and youth initiatives at local and international events.
 
His students participate in community outreach efforts at local aquaria, Earth Day events, science and health fairs, teacher’s education workshops at USC, University of Chile, Merito Foundation, National Association of Biology Teachers, National Marine Educators Association, as well as other schools’ activities, educating on the negative effects of plastic pollution in the environment, on marine organisms and the human body. They have organized new environmental clubs at Ánimo Venice, Leuzinger, Lawndale Marine Magnet, Roatan, Island Academy (Honduras), Environmental charter MS and El Camino College. Additionally, they advocate solutions people can participate in to help reduce ocean plastic contamination; conduct research and advocacy; and collaborate with students in Japan, Chile, Thailand, Singapore, Norway, Honduras, Australia, Cuba and several US states, communicating via Skype with collaborators, scientists and student groups who want to begin similar projects.