Nature Live Online: Plastic in the Thames

Watch environmental scientist Alex McGoran and take a virtual trip down the Thames to discover how plastic is affecting the animals that call the river home.

Plastic is incredibly useful. It's versatile, durable and cheap which is why it's so abundant in our daily lives. 

Find out how Museum scientists are studying the natural world to better understand how it can be protected, and learn how you can explore and help your local environment.

Suitable for ages 12+

Once aired, you can rewatch this talk and any others on our Nature Live playlist on YouTube. 

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