What better way to kick off the school year than with a real life, hands-on, field excursion?Read more
Future generations learn the importance of protecting our waters through hands-on experiences
Orange County Coastkeeper’s WHALES program gives school-age children a hands-on approach to learning about watershed science – the study of how ecosystems, landforms and soils, climate, water and human activities interact. Each year, WHALES students find themselves engaging with their local environment by conducting water quality tests at local creeks, touring water treatment plants and participating in habitat restoration.
Together, informed students and Orange County Coastkeeper staff make improvements in the community today and for the future.Read more
Big Thanks to Ms. Clapper's Environmental Science Class from South Junior High --Our Latest Watershed Heroes!
Here at the Orange County Coastkeeper, we know that kids are the future of our planet. So we took students from South Jr. High out of the classroom and brought them to Bolsa Chica to learn about their local ecosystem. We chose these students because they live in the Anaheim Bay-Huntington Harbor Watershed, which drains right into Bolsa Chica. This trip takes our little locals on an adventure through the Wetlands and State Beach so they can see first hand how their everyday actions impact their local ecosystems and wildlife.
On this trip, it was a great day for bird watching. We saw the usual suspects: Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Sand Pipers, and more, but we also saw some rare ones. We saw about five White Pelicans which is very rare. We also saw a Tri-Colored Heron and a very young Yellow-Crowned Night Heron.Read more