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July 09, 2013

WILDCOAST Educates 240 Students from South Bay San Diego

Diane Castaneda
Berry Elementary in South Bay San Diego.


Last week WILDCOAST Marine Coordinator, Diane Castaneda, presented to 240 students grades 1st to 6th at four different schools from the South Bay School District. Schools included Emory Elementary, Mendoza Elementary, Berry Elementary and Imperial Beach Charter School.

WILDCOAST presented to these students on three important issues that our oceans are facing: sea turtle and marine wildlife conservation, the establishment of San Diego’s new Marine Protected Areas and storm water pollution prevention.

Students learned about the different marine animals that inhabit San Diego's coast and ocean. Students also engaged in interactive and fun activities that showed the threats that sea turtles and other marine living species are facing in our oceans due to pollution, overfishing and habitat destruction.  At the end of the presentations the kids learned about ways they can make sure our oceans are clean and healthy so future generations to enjoy. 

Since January 2013, WILDCOAST has reached over 2,230 students with marine conservation presentations and stewardship activities in San Diego County. WiLDCOAST believes that educating students at an early age about marine ecosystem conservation is important for developing future generations of environmental leaders in San Diego. 

If you are interested in having a WILDCOAST educator come to your school, please contact our Marine Coordinator Diane Castaneda at