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Environmental Resources


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There are many great resources available to help you and your students learn more about the environment.


Clean LA
Clean LA is a County of Los Angeles portal to programs that help residents, businesses and government keep the County clean and sustainable.

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Stormwater/Urban Runoff Public Education Campaign
Learn more about preventing stormwater pollution and keeping local waterways clean.

LA Conservation Corps: Recycling Across Los Angeles Program (RACLA)
The Recycling Across Los Angeles Program provides recycling services to schools, businesses and offices throughout the Los Angeles area. The program collects glass, plastic and aluminum cans and e-waste at no cost.

Heal the Bay / Heal the Bay Key to the Sea
Heal the Bay provides hands on, interdisciplinary educational programs for students K-12. Their topics cover a range of programs, including pollution awareness and prevention, storm water education, and environmental stewardship.

TreePeople's mission is to inspire the people of Los Angeles to take personal responsibility for the urban forest – educating, training and supporting residents as they plant and care for trees and improve the neighborhoods in which they live, learn, work and play. The K-12 education programs raise environmental awareness, while enriching academic lessons and teaching life skills.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is an educational, recreational and research facility devoted to encouraging active public participation to promote knowledge and conservation of the marine life in Southern California.

Aquarium of the Pacific
The Aquarium of the Pacific is one of the largest aquariums in the United States. Its nearly 1,000 species fill 19 major habitats and 32 focus exhibits and take visitors on a journey throughout the Pacific Ocean's three regions: Southern California/Baja, the Tropical Pacific and the Northern Pacific. They offer a wide array of programs for pre-school to adult ages.

Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (LARWQCB) protects ground and surface water quality in the Los Angeles Region, including the coastal watersheds of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, along with very small portions of Kern and Santa Barbara Counties.

Star Eco Station
Working in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other government and environmental organizations, STAR ECO Station provides a last chance for illegal or abandoned at-risk exotic wildlife, as well as environmental education outreach programs in over 40 California school districts.


California Education and the Environment Initiative
The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) is a free, state-sponsored K-12 curriculum that teaches science and history-social science standards through an environmental lens.

California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery's website is a one-stop-shop for information about recycling in California.

California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC)
The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network is an educational project whose mission is to develop a communication network, which provides educators with access to environmental education resources to enhance the environmental literacy of California students.

California Water Boards / Erase the Waste
The Erase the Waste public education campaign is designed to reduce harmful storm water pollution in Los Angeles County and improve the environment of the region's coastal and inland communities. As part of the Erase the Waste campaign, the Water Boards developed the Web site, designed to introduce teachers to student-centered science investigation focused on California's growing problem of polluted runoff.

Water Education Foundation’s Project WET
Project WET works with educators, resource managers, community leaders and concerned citizens in educating young people about one of the most precious resources on the planet - water.

Department of Fish & Game’s Project WILD Aquatic
Aquatic WILD is a K-12, interdisciplinary, conservation and environmental education program emphasizing aquatic wildlife.

Think Earth Foundation
The Foundation strives to create an environmentally aware generation of business and community leaders who will "think earth" by balancing their own needs against those of the environment.

California Department of Conservation
The Department of Conservation provides services and information that promote environmental health, economic vitality, informed land use decisions and sound management of our state's natural resources. The Web site provides facts and information that students and teachers can use for school projects.


US Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, the EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Earth 911
Earth 911’s mission is to empower the public with community-specific resources to improve their quality of life. Through the use of their Web site, you can access several sections of community-specific environmental information at no cost.

North American Association for Environmental Education
EElinked – Environmental Education on the Internet – is a resource designed to support students, teachers and professionals that support K-12 environmental education. Browse and search their Web site for information and links on environmental education.
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Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful is a national nonprofit public education organization dedicated to engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their local community environments.


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