How Two Kids Found Microplastics In A Lake

If you think that it’s impossible for plastic to end up in your local lake, you might just be proven wrong. I for one was surprised when I first heard this story, and by the end of this article, you probably will be too.

In Minnetonka, Minnesota, there’s a lake. That lake is called, oddly enough, Lake Minnetonka. Not too long ago, there were two kids who were interested in doing a micro plastics project in this lake, and decided to put their minds together to make their idea work. These two kids were Tyler Clair and Quinn Hughes, who are both now in 7th grade, and have had their story on the front page of the local newspaper.

What’s amazing is the fact that they managed to pull off an amazing feat at a young age. I’ll let you explore the rest of this story in the research paper that they created last year when they did the project. You can view their report here.

What do you think about this story? Would you take measures to protect your own waterways?