Exciting Educational Programs Marine Life Studies provided to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County
April 27, 2012 by Peggy Stap
Marine Life Studies provides free educational programs for the children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County!
Our new Plastic Police Initiative Take It To The Streets™ project was a huge success! The children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, both Salinas and Seaside Units learned how land based litter affects their local watersheds and ultimately ends up in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Since greater than 80% of pollution found during beach cleanups is from land-based sources, Marine Life Studies Take It To The Streets™ Plastic Police Initiative goes inland, getting children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County involved in cleanup efforts in the streets of their neighborhoods. This program gives children who do not live directly on the ocean (which is in their own backyard) the opportunity to actively play a part in the solution and help keep pollution out of the eco-system before it ever gets into our waterways and into the ocean. Club Members learn why it is important to keep our waterways clean and our oceans healthy, and how changes in their everyday lives can bring about positive change to the environment and their local community.
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Children from Boys & Girls Club, Salinas Unit, picking up and documenting trash at Natividad Creek Park.
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