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EDUCATION + ACTION = PROTECTION
KIDS OCEAN DAY is a project of The Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education, a Los Angeles based 501(c)3 that specializes in school outreach and coastal quality issues. More than 160,000 children have actually gotten their feet in the sand at more than 100 KIDS OCEAN DAY Adopt-a-Beach Clean-Ups over the last 26 years.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) presented Founder Michael Klubock with the Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Excellence. The award recognized his outstanding commitment to integrating cultural and ethnic diversity into coastal and marine management programs. In 2013 The City of Los Angeles has presented a Resolution declaring June 6, 2013 as KIDS OCEAN DAY in the City of Los Angeles.
Since 1991 The Malibu Foundation’s annual KIDS OCEAN DAY Adopt-A-Beach Program has been seen globally more than 4,500 times to over 740,000 school children in California, Florida, Mexico, Hong Kong, Jordan and Costa Rica.
The goal of KIDS OCEAN DAY is to take the powerful message of personal responsibility to the world. The kids are becoming aware of the impact their actions have on the ocean. They see that plastic trash and litter is under the surface of the ocean and entering our food chain. They are learning that what starts with us ends up in the ocean. Kids Ocean Day is dedicated to kids teaching the world about the damage littering on the streets does to the beaches and ocean and the animals that live in the sea.
Allen Martinez, 8-year-old
"Cleaning the beach with my classmates made me feel hopeful.” Gazing at the horizon, a plastic litterbag dangling at his side, he remarked on how blue the water looked. “The whole place looks so beautiful, I think I can save the Earth."