You are invited to our month-long Every Day is Earth Day adventure where we’ll take a deeper look at clean water through the lens of science. View Heal the Bay’s calendar of activities in April below. Support our work with a donation in honor of Earth Day and take action!

We have a new theme each week in April:

Week 1: Public Health
Week 2: Plastics
Week 3: Climate Change
Week 4: Aquarium Reopening

All Earth Month events are on Instagram Live unless otherwise noted.



On our weekly Science Series we’ll talk to scientists about big issues and even bigger opportunities for clean water.


Join Heal the Bay for a lively discussion about the health of the ocean, Earth Month, and GAYpril with Dr. Shana Goffredi, renowned Marine Scientist and Professor of Biology and Biochemistry at Occidental College. We’ll explore the deep ocean and deep-sea symbiotic systems.




We’re going live on Instagram with Nalleli Cobo to discuss her activism and climate justice—what does it look like, how it impacts people differently, and youth activism. We’ll also discuss her background, emotional labor and self care, how time changes your path, and taking action.

Join us for a quick Instagram Live intro to climate change, as we answer three overarching questions: “What’s at stake? Who’s affected? And what can we do?”. We’ll tour Heal the Bay Aquarium for a look at how climate change impacts our fishy neighbors, and discuss how the ocean and human life are inextricably linked.


On this dynamic panel, we’ll get specific about local, nature-based, and multi-benefit projects that address the climate crisis with solutions for healthy ecosystems here in Greater LA. Oh yeah, AND it’s ON Earth Day – so let’s celebrate our blue planet together. We will be joined by Tanner Waters from UCLA, Matthew Teutimez of the Kizh-Gabrieleño Tribe, Dora Armenta with Pacoima Beautiful, and Sophie Parker from The Nature Conservancy.




Yes, that’s right. We’re reopening Heal the Bay Aquarium this April! Come visit our outdoor patio experience on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 for our Aquarium’s Earth Day Celebration. We’ll have fun, eco-friendly crafts and activities you can take home, pollution exhibits, and beach cleanup kits available to purchase, so you can continue to Heal the Bay, the ocean, and the planet after your visit. The safety of our community and staff are our number one priority. When you plan a visit, follow our guidelines and reserve your tickets in advance. Our Heal the Bay Aquarium is located at 1600 Ocean Front Walk in Santa Monica, California – under the Santa Monica Pier.

All that you love about baby sharks, with none of the catchy-song-stuck-in-your-head stuff. Seriously, so much learning through observing happens on our ongoing series, Baby Shark Watch with Heal the Bay Aquarium.


We’re kicking off Earth Month with a Instagram Live deep dive into AB1066, a new freshwater recreation and public health bill proposed by yours truly and Asm. Bloom. Tune in to our discussion about pollution in our watersheds and the alarming lack of freshwater information we have. We’ll teach you how to stay safe when you head to the local swimming hole, and how to get more involved in protecting water quality and public health across our region.


Heal the Bay’s plastics experts will review the best solutions to plastic pollution on this Instagram Live! Beach Programs Manager Emely Garcia and Coastal and Marine Scientist Emily Parker will talk about the importance of community science and how cleanup data is used to pass plastic waste reduction policies at the local, state, and national levels.


We’re co-hosting a special advocacy training with Pacoima Beautiful, 5 Gyres, and Break Free From Plastic where you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to advocate for plastic reduction policies in your community. We’ll get started with a discussion on the “Deathcycle” of plastics in Los Angeles and learn how to fight plastic pollution at all stages of the cycle! We will hear from local experts on extraction, refining, manufacturing, toxins, recycling, and incineration and then host hands-on activities so you can learn how to use your voice to advocate in public comments on campaigns like #SkipTheStuff, #NoDrillingWhereWereLiving, and more.

Ever wished you could use reusable containers for takeout? Does all the extra waste from food delivery drive you crazy? Well, there is a solution! Join Heal the Bay Scientist Emily Parker and Refill System Expert Keiko Niccolini from r.Cup on Instagram Live to learn more about reuse and refill for food to-go. We will talk all things reuse and teach you how to use a refill system to get your favorite takeout. Let’s continue fighting plastic pollution with innovative solutions!


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