My latest Scholastic News Article! Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

My latest Scholastic News Article came out recently. It is about the Washed Ashore Art Project, a project where trash was collected from beaches in the northwest US to create sculptures of wildlife effected by trash.

Here is the opening: “An estimated 315 billion pounds of plastic trash are swimming in our oceans today. This mass of garbage is deadly to creatures that call the ocean their home. Yet many people are unaware of how immense the problem is.


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23 replies

  1. Great job as always Erik! Hope you are having a great summer!

  2. Amazing sculpture and wonderful arcticle!

  3. Wow! 315 billion pounds of plastic trash is a LOT of trash! The sculptures are such an interesting way to raise awareness of the problem. Very nice article, Erik!

  4. I like this, Eric! What a cool cause.

  5. We love this article, E. The sculptures ARE beautiful and horrifying! The flip-flop fish. Yikes! That’s a lot of flip-flops. You were lucky to go to Washington to see that exhibit. Well done.

    Love and licks,

  6. So glad people are collecting the trash and making something good out of it. If only we could skip the ‘throwing away and collecting’ part of the cycle.

  7. Wow, Erik! I’m so “behind” on following the many blogs I love, I wasn’t even aware you were writing for Scholastic! How WONderful 😀

    The trash is a HUGE problem, and although this is one fantastic sculpture, it is sickening to know that all that stuff was trash in the ocean 🙁 Going to read the article now!…

  8. Great article, Erik! I love that you’re shining light on issues like these. It’s amazing how that sculpture manages to build something beautiful from plastic trash.

  9. Erik, you are becoming a very good reporter. Do you choose the stories you write about? I love this story. The statues are cool, but so unnecessary, if only we would pick up after ourselves and not use so much plastic. I keep thinking of the mile(s) long trash island floating around the Pacific somewhere. Really wonderful article, well written, researched, thought out, blah, blah, blah . . . 🙂

  10. Such a great cause. Great article!

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