POP for a Porpoise (Prevent Ocean Plastics) is an educational program presented by the National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF) which aims to educate kids about the plastic ocean pollution epidemic.
We focus on ways that plastic pollution affects marine animals such as entanglement and ingestion of plastics by dolphins, whales, sea turtles, sea birds and fish. We specifically highlight our efforts to save the Vaquita porpoise, the most endangered marine mammal in the world (www.VaquitaCPR.org). Our hands-on activities focus on the plastic lifecycle, how plastic affects sea life & climate, a watershed model, and recycling. We emphasize that small efforts can collectively make a big difference. Our hope is that students who complete the POP for a Porpoise program will have the knowledge and drive to make our earth a cleaner, healthier place and that they will be excited to educate and inspire others.