Interpreting with Trash

There is no better way to interpret than with a big hunk of trash. Am I right? I’ll tell you why. Interpretation works best when it is eye-catching, provocative, and makes a statement. Otherwise, who pays attention? In order to portray your message effectively, you need to capture your audience’s attention.

Next March, the South Carolina Aquarium is hosting a Plastic Symposium with a Youth Summit portion. Two of our High School Interns from last summer are returning as mentors with more of a leadership role at the Aquarium. They have been tasked with collecting plastic from the beaches surrounding the Aquarium and making a large art piece out of the trash. By building a giant structure out of plastic that has been picked up from around the environment, it really puts into perspective the amount of trash that is out there.

The saying one person’s trash is another person’s treasure is really true. This project is inspiring the interns to make something out of nothing, to get trash out of the environment, and to educate the public on the plastic epidemic that is happening in our world right now. Trash talks!

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