Department of Public Works
Generation Earth for Students: Environmental Education for Teens in Los Angeles County

2017 Winners

The 2017 Streets to the Sea Challenge invited Los Angeles County students to share a waterwise solution with their community. Students observed their campus watershed with a critical eye to look for excessive water flows, pollution hot spots, and ways the community can take action to prevent water pollution. Rising to the challenge, ten teams created advocacy campaigns to teach their communities how to crack the water pollution problem!

The schools were invited to present their projects for a final round of judging at the Streets to the Sea Challenge Recognition Ceremony where they competed for the grand prize: a field trip on the Floating Lab in Long Beach! The 2017 Streets to the Sea Finalists were:

Middle School Finalists

  1. Environmental Charter Middle School, Gardena
  2. Environmental Charter Middle School, Inglewood
  3. New Roads Middle School, Santa Monica
  4. Walter Reed Middle School, North Hollywood
  5. Wilmington STEAM Middle School, Wilmington

High School Finalists

  • Bravo Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles
  • Bassett High School, La Puente
  • El Camino Real Charter High School, Woodland Hills
  • Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades
  • South East High School, South Gate

These teams presented their projects to a panel of three judges: Mr. Joshua Svensson, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works; Ms. MariAlyce Pedersen, Disney Corporate Citizenship - Environment & Conservation; and Ms. Rupam Soni, Metropolitan Water District, Education Unit at The Synergy Lab of the Disney Grand Central Creative Campus. The two winners of the 2017 Streets to the Sea Challenge are:

Middle School Winner

  • New Roads Middle School, Santa Monica

High School Winner

  • Bassett High School, La Puente

Congratulations to all the schools that participated in the 2017 Streets to the Sea Challenge, let's continue to keep our waters clean!

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