It is clear from Emily’s post that The Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean is an amazing organization who’s visit to Courageous Sailing Center is highly anticipated every year by students and staff alike!
I used to work for Rozalia Project as their Director of Outreach, so I know first hand how influential this organization really is. Not only does Rozalia Project pick up trash from the surface of the water, the sea floor, and off beaches and coastlines around the country, but they also study the debris they find. At Courageous, we use Rozalia Project’s data card to keep track of all the trash that we pick up. This shows students that cleaning up debris really does make a difference and is part of important scientific studies. Rozalia Project analyzes the data that we give them, along with their own data, to try to work towards solutions to marine debris. You can find Rozalia Project’s data card to use at your own facility here.