Education and Outreach
the map below for a closer look at Channel Islands Marine Protected
Areas including individual island maps, critical species and habitat
information, photos and videos.
Sanctuary staff work with the Sanctuary Education
Team (SET), a working group of the Sanctuary Advisory Council,
to identify target audiences, outreach tools, and delivery methods
to communicate messages about the MPA network.
Educational tools include: workshops for teachers and students,
curriculum materials, signage and exhibits, multimedia products
and adult education programs.
Products, services and programs have included: MPA network maps;
a monthly public lecture series (“From Shore To Sea,”);
a volunteer-powered “Adopt-a-Business” Program that
distributes MPA educational materials to over 80 marine-related
businesses every month; and ongoing participation by volunteer
REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation) divers that conduct
fish surveys inside and outside marine reserves.
MPA regulatory signs will be installed soon at launch ramps in
Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Channel Islands Harbors to inform
boaters about marine reserves. Additional signs at the Santa Barbara
Zoo, Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands Park concessionaires
will highlight the MPA network’s role in protecting ecosystems.