“Every piece counts,” says Gus Prentice, a student in Dr. Eliza Bigham’s HD 497 class. Every piece of litter that ends up in our lagoons threatens the wildlife and local residents. Fishing lines left behind are harmful and can be eliminated. Gus and his fellow students Clarence Magbag and Aaron Oro conducted research at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and created receptacles out of plastic piping that can be installed at lagoons for fishermen to recycle fishing lines and hooks.
Gus’ project was just one of many poster presentations hosted today in the Kellogg Plaza by students at CSUSM. These posters projects are some of their final projects in Dr. Bigham’s HD 497 course and students will soon be graduating with their Human Development degrees in hand.