Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary's education and outreach programs promote understanding, support, and participation in the protection and conservation of marine resources. Our dedicated staff work with partners at other agencies and non-governmental organizations to enhance public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the marine environment.

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Educational Resources

Interactive tools, curriculum, and activities for teachers and informal educators.

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Publications, brochures, outreach materials, and events for the public.

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Teachers at Sea

There are a variety of opportunities for teachers to experience the sanctuary firsthand aboard the sanctuary's R/V Shearwater.

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Students at Sea

High school and college students participate in field research with sanctuary educators and researchers aboard R/V Shearwater.