Thursday, February 1, 2018

Freezing Temperatures Outdoors = Sizzling COA Education Programs Indoors!

It’s always sunny and warm when students of all ages are learning how to become ocean advocates and take better care of the marine environment by participating in Clean Ocean Action presentations.

Students in Constantin Ballos’ AP Environmental Science class at Woodbridge High School learned how water quality is affected by human behavior throughout a watershed.  Many thanks to Samantha, a member of the class and of the Ecology Club, who followed up by expressing interest in volunteering with COA and who is inspired to contact our elected officials about her concerns regarding water pollution issues.

Middle school students from Carl Sandburg School in Old Bridge check their answers to the dirty dozen 

The Environmental Club at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Old Bridge learned about COA’s Beach Sweeps and how they can get involved.  Kacey Corsentino and Liz Georger, the Club Faculty Advisors, are looking forward to participating in the Beach Sweeps this spring and possibly bringing the Club to the Student Summit at Sandy Hook.

Shrewsbury Pack 50 Cub Scouts, led by Michael Merrill, will also be joining the Spring Beach Sweeps after hearing about the importance of the data and debris collection and the impact that Sweeps volunteers have on improving the marine environment.

Carl Sandburg Middle School's "Under the Sea" mural made with recycled bottle caps

For more information about COA’s educational programming, contact Amanda Wheeler at

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