COVID-19: A disaster for global human health AND global microplastic pollution!
Aug 1st, 2020
I have a five years old German Shepherd, who I love very much. When an article recently came out regarding the death of the first dog that was tested positive for COVID-19, I immediately thought about my dog. I was so worried – should I give him a mask in the future?
Support Save our Seas 2.0
Jan 21st, 2020
I’m honored to be one of Tumblehome’s newest – and youngest ever – authors, at age 13. It has been such a great experience writing and promoting my book Microplastics & Me, which has been a year-long project, due to be launched on February 1st. The book follows my recent adventures in developing a national award-winning project focused on locating and identifying microplastics as they settle and aggregate along the seafloor……
The Future of Human Health Depends on Vaccination
Jan 15th, 2020
As I begin my work on Phase 3 of my project, I have been doing a lot more with the study of bacteria, zooplankton, and observing how they bind with microplastics, increasing the particle’s density. In studying how these bacteria bind to different types of dyes/stains versus plastics, I’ve learned a lot about pathogens in general. This season has been a particularly nasty one for pathogens, as many of my classmates have already gotten the flu this season. Those of us who have the flu shot tend to have it a lot better than those of us who haven’t, but by large, vaccines play a larger role for society and I personally feel that they’re very important for all of us. Here’s an argumentative essay I wrote about why increasing vaccination rates is so important for us all.
Tis the season to be plastic-free!
Dec 18th, 2019
As of today, there are only 7 days left until Christmas! I always love getting out the Christmas tree, and decorating it. However, in these years, I’ve noticed that right after Christmas, some disposable plastics go right from the tree, and into the recycling can, such as candy-cane wrapper, and tinsel……