The Maritime and Seafood Museum has been collaborating with Plastic Free Gulf Coast since 2018 and has gotten rid of single use plastics for their hosted events including this years Annual Drawdown. This summer our biggest fund raiser of the year was to-go because of COVID and we served seafood plates with shrimp, fish and sides to over 350 people in biodegradable containers and with compostable silverware. It really was nice to not have all the Styrofoam and plastic for our event. Our staff skips the plastic too and we have been using reusable or compostable products for our meetings. This helps further our mission of preserving and promoting the cultural heritage and the economic value of the seafood industry. During the summer the Museum holds 6-7 weeks of summer camp called Sail and Sea Adventure Camp and for the past two years we have worked with Plastic Free Gulf Coast to host 1 session a week on plastic that includes a quick cleanup, sorting and recording what was picked up, and ideas on ways to skip the plastic. The kids love learning about how they can help!