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In honor of World Oceans Day, 8,000 California students took part in the statewide Kids' Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach cleanups at six events from Humboldt to San Diego. They learned about ocean pollution prevention at school and then took a field trip to a beach to do a cleanup and form amazing art messages on the sand. This year, the "Sea Change" theme for the aerial art messages declared that it's time for a change in people's habits that affect ocean health. To see more images and learn more about this annual program funded by the WHALE TAIL® License Plate, visit OceanDay.net. Also in honor of World Oceans Day, a new video was released to showcase nearly 20 years of aerial art formations as part of Kids' Ocean Day. We hope you enjoy the video.

WHALE TAIL® Grantee Highlight:

The Marine Mammal Center

Image of video, A Word with Dr. Whizzlepuff: Climate Change

The Marine Mammal Center received a WHALE TAIL® grant for a Climate Change Education Initiative to teach visitors about the effects of climate change (particularly on marine mammals)... [Read more]

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