Wayfinder Society's Student Hub for the Classroom
Algalita Marine Research and Education is an internationally known as the organization that started the movement to end plastic pollution nearly 30 years ago. We were the first to discover, and bring attention to, the swirling soup of plastic pollution in the Pacific – now known by many as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Since then, we’ve worked to revolutionize the plastic pollution conversation by building a web of connections between researchers, activists, industry leaders, educators, and young people across the globe.
With three decades of plastic pollution research and education under their belt, Algalita recently launched Wayfinder Society for Environmental Education, an innovative, free online program empowering educators to effortlessly find expertly curated, fun, and interactive environmental education resources. Access real-world environmental movements, aligned with educational standards, and fuel a dynamic learning experience.
As part of Wayfinder Society's ecosystem of services, the Student Hub is where students can complete actions made in partnership with movement leaders to foster a healthier future while earning community service hours, tracking progress, and prizes along the way! The Student Hub is an engaging tool educators can use to complement Wayfinder Society's lessons and other classroom resources. We believe that young people around the globe taking collective action, in their homes, communities, schools, and governments is a powerful force for change. This kind of community-based action is key to creating a sustainable and just transition toward a cleaner, safer future with less plastic.