Event founder Michael Klubock listens to one of the poetry winners at Dockweiler State Beach.

Volunteers are needed as thousands of Los Angeles-area students will be “making a difference” at the 24th annual “Kids Ocean Day” Adopt-A-Beach Clean at Dockweiler State Beach on May 25. 

“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.

An estimated 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.”

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. “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.

Those Interested in becoming a volunteer at the event can  visit, http://kidsoceanday.org/volunteer or email volunteers@kidsoceanday.org.