Inspiring stewardship and curiosity for the natural world through the exploration of science

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Involving and Engaging Our Community in Environmental Education and Ocean Restoration

Our goal is to inspire freethinking, science-minded stewards for our planet who make conscious choices to protect and conserve it.

Get Inspired Programs

Orange County Ocean Restoration Project

We are working to restore the kelp forest ecosystem (kelp, white seabass, green abalone, and Pismo clams) by getting the community involved in hands-on science and restoration.

Science Expeditions

Not everyone is a scientist, but we are all born curious. We designed this program to teach the scientific process, to ask questions, question results, and to know that sometimes there are no right or wrong answers.

Aquaponics: Food for our Future

We have become disconnected from our food. Knowing how to grow your own food is a skill everyone should possess. This farming technique teaches these skills and how to do them sustainably.

Science Mentoring Programs

For some students, science is a calling. They are drawn to it at a young age and know what they want to do.

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