Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary - Education

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Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary's education and outreach programs promote understanding, support and participation in the protection and conservation of marine resources.


MERITO stands for Multicultural Education for Resource Issues Threatening Oceans.


Train to become a Channel Islands Naturalist Corps volunteer and represent the sanctuary and Park on board local whale watch vessels and educational cruises.


Our visitor centers and exhibits display, promote and interpret the importance of the sanctuary and the resources it protects.

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For more information, contact:

Julie Bursek, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
University of California Santa Barbara
Ocean Science Education Building 514, MC 6155
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-6155

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