We believe every student can be a “Watershed Hero!”
Coastkeeper created WHALES to empower students across the county with the knowledge, skills, and resources to be heroes in their watershed!
This program introduces local students to watershed and ecological concepts through in-class exercises and field trips at no cost to schools. Since 2005, WHALES has reached thousands of junior high and high school students across Orange County … and we’re still growing!
The WHALES program has gone virtual! We have transitioned some of our more popular field trip experiences to an online format. Coastkeeper education staff are guest speakers and can provide virtual water quality labs, presentations, and virtual tours!
Want to involve your school or class?
Coastkeeper offers free programs for science classes from Title I schools, and donation-based programs are available for non-Title I schools. Be advised that the WHALES program currently has a waitlist of teachers wanting to participate.
Coastkeeper now offers virtual in-class and field experiences for select field trip opportunities.
Contact Education Director Michaela Coats at 714-850-1965 ext. 1005 or [email protected] to apply for a free or donation-based program.