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Educational Resources

Pre-K

Aquarium Field Trips

Hands-on learning and classroom enrichment at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

 

Where
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

When
2-hour field trips can be hosted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 12 noon

Cost
$225 for groups up to 65

Micro-Bio Classes

The Aquarium’s Micro-Bio classes introduce 3-5 year olds to environmental and marine science through games, stories, art, and hands-on activities.

 

Where
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

When
2-hour classes are offered select Mondays each month at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Cost
$35 per class

K-5

Aquarium Field Trips

Hands-on learning and classroom enrichment at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

 

Where
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

When
2-hour field trips can be hosted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 12 noon

Cost
$225 for groups up to 65

Key to the Sea

Our flagship environmental education program covers a wide range of topics, including our local watersheds, pollution prevention, and marine conservation through teacher professional development workshops, classroom activities, and a hands-on beach science field trip.

Where
Choose one: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Roundhouse Aquarium, or SEA Lab

When
Workshops run monthly September-February; field trips run throughout the school year.

Cost
Teacher workshops are free; field trip costs vary.

Speakers Bureau Presentation

Invite an environmental science educator to deliver an interactive, fact-filled presentation on the story of Southern California’s water system and the causes of–and solutions to–marine pollution.

Where
Anywhere in L.A. County

When
Year-round

Cost
Free

Summer Science Adventures Camp

Each day is themed around a different marine science topic at our Aquarium day camp. Filled with games, crafts, and laboratory experiences, your K-5’er will love interacting with more than 100 species of marine life.

 

Where
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

When
Five week-long sessions are offered each summer

Cost
$325 per session

6-8

Aquarium Field Trips

Hands-on learning and classroom enrichment at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

 

Where
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

When
2-hour field trips can be hosted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 12 noon

Cost
$225 for groups up to 65

Speakers Bureau Presentation

Invite an environmental science educator to deliver an interactive, fact-filled presentation on the story of Southern California’s water system and the causes of–and solutions to–marine pollution.

Where
Anywhere in L.A. County

When
Year-round

Cost
Free

High School

Aquarium Field Trips

Hands-on learning and classroom enrichment at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

 

Where
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

When
2-hour field trips can be hosted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 12 noon

Cost
$225 for groups up to 65

Speakers Bureau Presentation

Invite an environmental science educator to deliver an interactive, fact-filled presentation on the story of Southern California’s water system and the causes of–and solutions to–marine pollution.

Where
Anywhere in L.A. County

When
Year-round

Cost
Free

College

Aquarium Field Trips

Hands-on learning and classroom enrichment at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

 

Where
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

When
2-hour field trips can be hosted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 12 noon

Cost
$225 for groups up to 65

Speakers Bureau Presentation

Invite an environmental science educator to deliver an interactive, fact-filled presentation on the story of Southern California’s water system and the causes of–and solutions to–marine pollution.

Where
Anywhere in L.A. County

When
Year-round

Cost
Free

Adult

Speakers Bureau Presentation

Invite an environmental science educator to deliver an interactive, fact-filled presentation on the story of Southern California’s water system and the causes of–and solutions to–marine pollution.

Learn more about becoming a Speakers Bureau or Marine Protected Area Watch volunteer.

Where
Anywhere in L.A. County

When
Year-round

Cost
Free

Educational Resources

Marine Debris Database
Curious about what kinds of trash we find at beach cleanups? Dig into the Marine Debris Database for an inside look at the epidemic of plastic pollution.

Stream Team
The Stream Team data portal contains a wealth of Malibu Creek water quality information. Heal the Bay staff scientists have been researching this critical habitat in the Santa Monica Mountains since 1998.

California Education and the Environment Initiative
EEI is a free, state-sponsored K-12 environmental science curriculum that supports Common Core standards.

National Geographic’s Environmental Literacy Guides
These Teacher Guides prepare 3rd-8th grade teachers to cover critical environmental topics (climate, ocean, energy, or freshwater) in their classrooms. The guides are aligned to both the California Standards and the EEI Model Curriculum.

Aqua Explorer Activity Guide
These fun, colorful guidebooks get kids excited about their local ocean and watersheds. Also available in Spanish.

Waves, Wetlands and Watersheds curriculum
This classroom-based, hands-on activity guide integrates areas of critical concern (wetlands, coastal processes, marine debris and pollution, endangered species) with California Science Content Standards for grades three through eight. Also included are community action activities for all ages and grades.