OCEAN STEM

Inspiring the next generation for a sustainable blue future.

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AltaSea’s Ocean STEM offers students a voice in supporting Los Angeles as the center of the Blue Economy, an initiative to protect the ecosystem of the ocean and turn to it as a resource for solving challenges such as climate change, energy supply, and food security.

This multifaceted approach provides online educational resources; encourages students towards jobs in the Blue Economy; and increases youth access to arts and culture.

SAMPLE LESSON PLANS

Marine Energy

The curricula will include an introduction to wave and wind marine energy; provide a basic framework of what constitutes energy production at sea; and offer interactive activities including building a prototype wave powered electricity generator.

Robotics

Exploration is key to increasing our understanding of the ocean, so we can more effectively manage, conserve, regulate, and use ocean resources that are vital to our economy and to all of our lives.

Aquaculture

Immerse students in the growing sustainable aquaculture industry beginning with an overview of aquaculture science and economics, and continuing to explore sustainability, engineering, genomics, cryogenics, water quality and food security.

Fill out the form below to request a copy of the curriculum.

*Curriculum also available in Spanish*

Experiential Field Visits

Our educational field trip visits empower students through activities that engage with current research projects, while connecting with experts in their field. These students gain clarity of the rapidly growing Blue Economy and understand that innovative solutions transpire through various education and interest fields.

Summer HS Mentorship Program

This Summer mentorship program grants High School students the opportunity to select from two fields of study: Aquaculture or Marine Robotics and Exploration. Over a 6-week course, students will meet (once a week) to gain hands-on experience, work in lab settings, and conduct research. To learn more, please complete the interest form and you'll receive the handbook and application instructions.

Student Name(Required)
Select Mentorship Course(Required)
Name of Parent/ Guardian(Required)

Progress by the Numbers

Students Served Annually
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Interns & Mentors Completed Programs
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Ocean Career Pathways Program

Summer 2024 Applications close on Thursday, May 23rd at 5:00PM PST

**Internship program is only open to applicants over the age of 18**

David Lizarraga

Hayden Schneider

Internship/ Fellowship Interest Form

This form is to gather information for potential interns and fellows that want to be involved in AltaSea.

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Internship Preferences(Required)

Testimonials

"Interning with the education department has influenced me to want to work as an educator on the ocean and marine life to teach future generations the importance of taking care of our oceans and how a healthy ocean benefits our communities."
Jasmine S.
2021 Intern
"Through the College Corps program, I have been able to work at AltaSea as a Community Outreach Fellow. Through my work at AltaSea and research assignments for my classes, I am learning about the various endeavors actively taking place by our partners to help create a more sustainable and equitable world."
Janet P.
2023 Fellow

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Educational Partners

Los Angeles Unified School District

Animo Leadership High School
King Drew Magnet School
Dana Middle School
Point Fermin Elementary School
Lakewood High School
Markham Middle School
Ritter Elementary School
Santee Education Complex High School
Oscar De La Hoya Animo High School
San Pedro High School
Cabrillo Ave. Elementary School
Port of Los Angeles High School
Willenberg Career and Transition Center
99th Street Elementary School

Higher Education

California State University – Dominguez Hills
Santa Monica College
Elon University
University of Southern California School of Engineering
Los Angeles Harbor College
West Los Angeles Community College
Los Angeles Valley College

Community-Based Organizations

Al Wooten Youth Center
Ready to Succeed – LA
Boys & Girls Club of LA Harbor
Strength Based Community Change (SBCC)
Change the Tune
The Makers Hub
Entrepreneur Education Center (EECI)