Earth Day 2019

Protecting Against Ocean Plastic Pollution to Save Coral Reefs

Millions of tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean every year. And the trash stays there: Whether it’s grocery bags or water bottles or kids’ toys, plastic is practically indestructible. When people think of plastic endangering the ocean, they usually picture fish or other marine animals. However, plastic is causing a lot of diseases to our coral reefs. This Earth Day 2019 come join UCI BioSci students and other Earth lovers to learn how you can help bring relief to our coral reefs! The event is hosted by Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Joleah Lamb, Ph.D and is open to the public.


Dr. Lamb UCI

Professor Joleah Lamb, Ph.D

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Find out why plastics are so dangerous to coral life

Learn ways to keep plastic out of our oceans

Test pathogens on plastic debris

Mitosis Plaza

Between BioSci Starbucks and BioSci III

Monday, April 22nd

From 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Win Prizes

Come spin the Prize Wheel
Earth day workshops
Child learning about earth day

You Can Make A Difference

Anteater with research coat

Make sure to tag your Earth Day pictures with #UCIReefRelief

Earth day proceedings
Student Learning about Earth day