Washed Ashore: Making art from ocean plastic

When artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi noticed plastic trash washing up on the beach near her home, she took action. She formed an organization called Washed Ashore. Since 2010, over 14,000 volunteers have processed 39,000 pounds of plastic collected from beaches. Together they’ve built more than 80 giant sculptures of the most iconic marine animals. These sculptures travel to zoos, aquariums, and museums to teach people about the importance of these animals—and the problems caused by plastic pollution.

Author and photographer Kelly Crull brings fourteen spectacular sculptures from the Washed Ashore Project to families everywhere in his latest children’s book, Washed Ashore: Making Art from Ocean Plastic. Children will have hours of fun searching for over 90 different household objects hidden among the marine debris. They will learn fascinating facts about each sea creature and tips on how to reduce plastic use, hold a beach cleanup, and make their own plastic art. Be inspired to get creative in protecting the world’s oceans!

Washed Ashore Book Trailer

Washed Ashore Unboxing Video

“Washed Ashore is a “first choice” selection for elementary and middle-grade librarians for use in art classrooms as well as science and English Language Arts (ELA)!”

-Melanie Dulaney, Librarian