Education: Making Waves

Making Waves uses science to facilitate environmental stewardship, community well-being, and workforce training by strengthening connections between people and coastal ecosystems; by better understanding how to engage and inspire people so that they are better able to make informed decisions regarding the environment; and by enhancing and restoring our local urban ecosystems. 

This program uses citizen science projects; single events such as teacher trainings, public talks, and volunteer events; mentoring students with research; and these efforts:

1. A Commercial Fisherman Apprenticeship Program to train new fishery entrants

2. Taking it to the streets: Developing an urban neighborhood trash monitoring protocol and education program to reduce coastal trash 

3. Coastal Ecology (ENVR 120, Muir College, UCSD)

4. Increasing diversity in science using community science & stewardship

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Co-principal Investigators

  • Nina Venuti
    University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography