Volunteers are being sought to help with the more than 3,000 LA County elementary and middle school students expected to participate in this year’s “Kids Ocean Day” event at Dockweiler State Beach on May 26.
The event had been postponed the past two years due to the pandemic.
“Kids Ocean Day” is the culmination of a year-round school assembly program. It is designed to empower children by raising awareness in their own communities about the adverse impact of litter and pollution on the ocean.
On May 26, the students will be transported to Dockweiler State Beach for a cleanup and also participate in a giant aerial artwork inspired by the theme, “Joy In Nature.” “Kids Ocean Day” seeks to put the youths in touch with nature, while challenging them to recycle and reduce litter, according to an event spokesperson.
Valley area schools that have sent students to previous cleanups include Fair Avenue Elementary, Fenton Stem Academy, Mount Gleeson Middle School, Newcastle Elementary and Roy Romer Middle School.
Created by Michael Klubock and The Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education, “Kids Ocean Day” is sponsored by the LA Sanitation and Environment Watershed Protection Program, the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works, the California Coastal Commission and Keep LA Beautiful.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Call time is at 7 a.m., on May 26, at Dockweiler State Beach. If you are interested in participating, please register by visiting http://kidsoceanday.org/volunteer or email firstname.lastname@example.org.