• TOW has a Facebook page! We are looking for all of you to share pictures of your citizen science work. You can post pictures of your trawls as well as the plastic pollution you are finding during your trawling expeditions. 

 

  • Barent will be introducing TOW as part of the Engineering for Change webinar series. During the webinar he will also present the various trawls TOW is working on and share techniques on how citizen scientists can take action. The webinar will be on Tuesday, April 25th at 11:00 am EST. Sign up here

 

 

  • Check out the addition of our latest 3D printed trawl made out of recycled plastic! It’s called Re3DP and it gets us just a little closer to building a DIY trawl kit we can distribute to anyone who would like to research the microplastics floating in their local waters.

 

  • As of September, 2016 we have 3 different trawls in the testing phase with at least 2 more slated for testing in the Fall.

 

  • We have been awarded a grant by the forward thinking folks at the Autodesk Foundation! We are very excited to build on this partnership. They have a very supportive team that will help push our project forward. We already use many of Autodesk’s production oriented software and look forward to building on their capacity.

 

  • In July, 2016 Testing Our Waters became a faculty grant winner for funding from the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School University in New York City through our collaboration with 5Gyres and NyNjBaykeeper. Check out the other environmentally focused interdisciplinary projects here. We are proud to be among this cohort of research projects that address various environmental issues.