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Posted on June 27, 2016 by in The OFI Blog

Piece from Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, photo by Haley Moen

Piece from Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, photo by Haley Moen

The National Zoological Park (NZP) has always been a leading voice in the fight for endangered animals and maintaining habitats in the wild. As a part of NZP’s message of saving habitats, they have placed sculptures throughout the park that are made of plastic collected from our oceans. The project, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Seais meant to draw attention to the increasing pollution problem that is facing sea habitats around the world.

Haley Moen, a summer intern with The Smithsonian Associates (TSA), wrote an article about her thoughts on the each of the sculptures from a view of their beauty to their deeper call to save the oceans.

To learn more about this project and read Haley’s article, click here!