The Adopt-a-Drifter website has been upgraded. This program also has a new coordinator: Dr. Emily Smith. She is promoting the program to get more schools involved.
The Adopt-a-Drifter program is an effort sponsored by CPO's Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division to promote K-12 engagement.
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