Kids Ocean Day

That’s a wrap on Kids Ocean Day 2022!

On May 31, 2022, 582 students and 76 volunteers from inland Orange County removed 115 pounds of trash from Huntington State Beach. Following the cleanup, students created a human aerial artwork display, organizing to form the message “Share Joy.” Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s event a success!

Check out some Kids Ocean Day media coverage on Fox 11 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, and Orange County Register.

About Kids Ocean Day

Kids Ocean Day is an annual celebration and call to action for the protection of the world’s oceans. The event’s goal is to allow students from underserved schools to connect with the environment in order to learn the importance of preserving it.

Sponsored by the California Coastal Commission, Kids Ocean Day events are hosted throughout the state by different organizations. It includes a series of assemblies, a beach clean-up, and aerial art display. Orange County Coastkeeper has been the local Kids Ocean Day coordinator since 2008.

This comprehensive environmental education program is designed to motivate teachers and children to care about the beaches, oceans, and neighborhoods. It demonstrates how the beaches and oceans get dirty and provides “hands-on” opportunities to make a difference by recycling, reducing litter, and cleaning up the neighborhoods and beaches.

Through Kids Ocean Day we teach our children that they, as individuals, can make good things happen. More importantly, the students learn that their actions affect the world around them. This is a very powerful message. It promotes a sense of pride and self-esteem that will help them grow into concerned adults who take an active role in their communities.

Aerial Art from Previous Years

Want to involve your school or class?

If you are interested in signing your class up for the next Kids Ocean Day, contact Michaela Coats, Education Director at 714-850-1965 ext 1005 or at [email protected].

The Kids Ocean Day program currently has a waiting list.

Visit our blog for a recap on previous Kids Ocean Day events!