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Kids' Ocean Day Aerial Art Team

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ORGANIZATION: Marine Science Institute

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 20 people are interested

Join MSI at our annual Kid's Ocean Day even where hundreds of elementary school students will converge on Ocean Beach to clean up trash and create a giant aerial art display to share their message of conservation with the world.
Here is your opportunity to be a part of the excitement as an insider! MSI is in need of a crew of 10 volunteers to help us get the aerial art display into formation. This is an early morning shift starting at 6:30AM and wrapping up at 1:00PM. Our big event happens at Ocean Beach in San Francisco at gate 15 right across the highway from the Beach Chalet.

This program is funded by the California Coastal Commission’s Whale Tale license plate program. Now in its 30th year, this event is celebrated in 7 locations on the California Coast.

This is a fantastic opportunity to reinforce the importance of clean oceans and watersheds, and ocean conservation - and you can be in the aerial art photo too! Each year is a blast! Come join in the fun!

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About Marine Science Institute


500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94063, US

Mission Statement

The Institute's mission is to cultivate a responsibility for the natural environment and our human communities through interdisciplinary science education. We achieve this goal through innovative marine science education programs that: Place students of all ages in direct contact with the natural environment; Emphasize the interdependence of all living things, their connection to the physical environment, and the special responsibilities of humans to the environment; Facilitate active learning through the use of observation, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in a cooperative setting; and Instill confidence, encourage involvement, and inspire accomplishment by providing positive role models.


Our programs allows elementary through college-aged students to be marine scientists for a day. Over the past 50 years, we have continuously tailored our science programs to meet the needs of schools. We constantly endeavor to create a program experience that satisfies the teachers' specific educational requirements and support the California State Board of Education Science Content Standards. Discovery Voyages are four-hour explorations of the San Francisco Bay on board our 90-foot research vessel, the Robert. G. Brownlee. Elementary-college students rotate through four stations where they use authentic marine research equipment to conduct science. On these trips, students focus on Ichthyology, Plankton, Hydrology, and Benthos. Land Programs are conducted in Redwood City at MSI's oyster shell beach, pier, aquariums and Discovery Lab. Students work at two to four stations to study fish, benthic invertebrates, plankton, hydrology (water chemistry), sharks, and marine mammals. They use professional-grade oceanographic equipment to take mud grabs, "seine" fish, and collect and test water and plankton samples. In the Ocean Lab program, students handle live animals and use microscopes, keys, and the scientific method to examine five different phyla of tidepool invertebrates and fish, their interrelationships, and their ecology. We also take sharks, fish, crabs, and other marine life out to the schools using a trailer-mounted aquarium. This program can be tailored to the class' needs by focusing on whatever theme or habitat is appropriate to their current curriculum.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, Environment


Tue May 24, 2022
06:30 AM - 01:00 PM


Ocean BeachSan Francisco, CA 94121



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Visual Arts


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • 6:30 am - 1:00pm
  • Drivers License not required but you are responsible for getting yourself to and from site

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