Support our programs by purchasing the NEW WHALE TAIL® License Plate
WHALE TAIL® Grantee Highlight:
My Home, My Community, My World helps students connect with their local watershed, experience a visit to the YMCA Point Bonita, and realize that the ocean is in their own backyard. The YMCA received a WHALE TAIL® grant to work with students from the disadvantaged community of Marin City...
Help support programs like this by purchasing a WHALE TAIL® License Plate today.
Join us on social media:
Welcome to the California Coastal Commission
Public Education Program
New and Notable Items:
- New this year, supporting the coast and ocean is as easy as checking a box. Be a friend to the coast and donate to the "Protect Our Coast and Oceans Fund" right on your California state tax form!
- Announcing the latest WHALE TAIL® Grant recipients!
- Educators: Register for a free teacher workshop this spring in Humboldt, Los Angeles, or Santa Barbara Counties
- Visit our Media Center for press releases, newsletters, PSAs and annual reports
- Upcoming Events
7,500 California students took part in KIDS' OCEAN DAY 2013, learning about ocean pollution prevention at school and then taking a field trip to a beach to do a cleanup and form a fantastic art message on the sand. This image shows 1,100 students and 200 volunteers at Huntington State Beach at the Orange County event on June 4, organized by Orange County Coastkeeper. To see more images and learn more about this annual program funded by the Whale Tail® License Plate visit the Ocean Day website. Photo by Kurt Soderling/Spectral Q.
The leatherback sea turtle swims more than 6,000 miles to feed on jellies off the California coast, although it does not land on our beaches. This 100-million-year-old species outlived the dinosaurs but its population has declined by approximately 90 percent in the last 25 years. Learn more about leatherbacks.
Artwork by Tim Malko, 12th grade honorable mention in the 2007 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest.