We believe every student can be a “Watershed Hero!”
That’s why Coastkeeper created W.H.A.L.E.S.: Watershed Heroes – Actions Linking Education to Stewardship.
The program introduces local students to watershed and ecological concepts through in-class exercises and field trips at no cost to schools. Since 2005, the WHALES Program has reached thousands of junior high and high school students across Orange County … and we’re still growing!
Want to involve your school or class?
Coastkeeper offers free programs for science classes from Title 1 schools. Donation-based programs are available for schools that are not Title 1. The WHALES program currently has a waiting list.
Contact Education Director Dyana Pena at 714-850-1965 ext. 1004 or [email protected] to apply for a free or donation-based program.
“Costa Mesa High School environmental science students collect samples, data in the Back Bay” – Los Angeles Times, 04/03/2019
“Stingrays, sponges and snails teach Costa Mesa High students about coastal biodiversity” – Orange County Register, 04/03/2019
“Costa Mesa students go to class on the coast for a day” – Los Angeles Times, 03/18/2016
“Kids get a chance to be keepers of the coast” – OC Register, 10/18/2012
“San Onofre, Coastkeeper host kids” – San Clemente Patch, 10/18/2012