Design Your Own Bag

Preview A student uses a marker to decorate a reusable lunch bag with ocean creatures
(Smithsonian Institution)

Marine debris damages habitat, entangles wildlife, helps transport invasive species, and harms marine animals that mistakenly ingest the trash thinking it is food. 

As part of the Smithsonian's Art's and Science program, the museum hosted "DYOB: Design Your Own Bag."  The program aimed to teach kids about the issue of marine debris while creating their own reusable lunch bags.

Learn more about marine debris and read about the Smithsonian's DYOB program in the Ocean Portal's Education Blog.