Nearly 4,000 Los Angeles Students Are Expected to “COME TOGETHER” at KIDS OCEAN DAY

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Thu., May 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 2017
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Dockweiler State Beach
12000 Vista del Mar
Playa Del Rey, CA  90293
Volunteers are needed as thousands of Los Angeles-area students will be making a difference at this year’s 24th Annual KIDS OCEAN DAY Adopt-A-Beach Clean Up on May 25, 2017. KIDS OCEAN DAY is the culmination of a year-round school assembly program by the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education to teach school kids about how litter flows from our neighborhoods to the ocean, thereby killing marine life and polluting food resources. To enhance the lesson, nearly 4,000 students from 35 Los Angeles-area schools will be taken to the beach for a clean up and to participate in a giant aerial artwork inspired by the theme “Come Together.” KIDS OCEAN DAY will be celebrated on May 25, 2017 at Dockweiler State Beach. The one-day cleanup event motivates the students of Los Angeles to care about their environment and involves them in community service, while instilling good habits and stewardship. Bringing Los Angeles school children to the beach helps put them in touch with nature, while challenging them to recycle, reduce litter and participate in cleaning up their environment. For many of the young people, KIDS OCEAN DAY is their first time at the ocean. The wonder and beauty of the coast, combined with a mission to protect the natural world, is a profound experience. KIDS OCEAN DAY is sponsored by the Watershed Protection Program, a program of LA Sanitation; the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works; the California Coastal Commission; the California Coastal Conservancy; and Keep LA Beautiful. Interested in becoming a volunteer at the event, please visit, http://kidsoceanday.org/volunteer or email volunteers@kidsoceanday.org.
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