The Protect Our Coast and 
Ocean Fund supports:


k-12 Education and Field Trips - shows two smiling boys exploring kelp on the beach
Your donation supports programs that teach California's children to value and take action to improve the health of the state's marine and coastal resources, with a focus on reaching communities that are currently poorly served in terms of marine and coastal education.

This education may take a variety of forms in obvious or unexpected places. It may be an on-the-water marine education and stewardship program onboard a boat (like O'Neill Sea Odyssey in Santa Cruz); a watershed education and conservation program at a wetland (like San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy's program in San Diego County); an overnight coastal education program for underserved, urban youth (like Vida Verde's on the San Mateo coast); climate change and sea level rise education for teens (like the YESS Project in Marin County); coastal outdoor exploration, education, and stewardship activities for at-risk youth (like the Los Angeles Inspiring Connections Outdoors program); students raising salmon and steelhead eggs in their classrooms, releasing the fry, and improving the fish habitat in Del Norte County; and much more!


Students hiking at Channel Islands
Camp SEA Lab surfer girls
Educators at a teacher workshop
Working with a watershed model at San Elijo Lagoon