Kids Ocean Day is a state-wide marine debris education program funded the California Coastal Commission and coordinated locally by Friends of the Dunes and the Bureau of Land Management. About 1,000 Humboldt County students will receive virtual classroom lessons focusing on the health of coastal and marine environments, with an emphasis on local watersheds.
This year Kids Ocean Day will take place over the entire month of May as a neighborhood and watershed cleanup challenge. Students and teachers will keep track of the type and amounts of trash by using the Marine Debris Tracker app. The information collected will contribute to state and nation-wide data collection! And, of course, there will be prizes for the most trash collected.
What do you love about the ocean?
In lieu of our annual aerial image, students are encouraged to create a piece of art inspired by the question "what do you love about the ocean?" All artwork submissions will automatically be entered into a contest to be featured as the main image of a digital mosaic, composed of all artwork received. There will be one finalist from each of the 5 participating California regions!
Submit art by April 22 to win a prize!
Final deadline for art is May 21.
Example of digital mosaic
KIDS OCEAN DAY