Redondo Beach, CA, December 06, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- On Thursday, December 1st, Brent Scheiwe - Director of SEA Lab and Bruce Saito - Executive Director of the LA Conservation Corps, accepted a $45,000 grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California at the Crystal Vision Awards Luncheon in Hawthorne.
The grant will be used towards developing a curriculum on Aquaculture to engage elementary school aged students about where seafood comes from and their local marine environment.
The LA Conservation Corps will train 20 inner city youth to lead students on an educational adventure focused on Aquaculture. The program will engage more than 2000 students in Aquaculture education with hands on learning; students will work with abalone and local fish species to experience aquaculture.
This program is designed to give a hands-on approach to science, and build upon Math and English and Science principles taught in the classroom. The Aquaculture education program will stimulate young minds and inspire them to learn more about aquaculture and California marine environments. This 2 year program is based at the SEA Lab.
Employees of Boeing in Southern California voluntarily contribute the funds for these grants through personal donations and take an active role in selecting the organizations that receive awards. The grant will be used to support environmental education programs at SEA Lab.
For more information about the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California, please visit their website.
Brent Scheiwe stated: “I am very pleased to accept this distinguished recognition on behalf of the SEA Lab, a program of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. While we are very proud of the work we do, receiving acknowledgment like the Crystal Vision Award is particularly gratifying.
“We are grateful to the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California for their commitment to the community and environment.”
About the SEA Lab, a program of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps
The SEA Lab is a hands-on coastal science education center in Redondo Beach that offers free and low cost programs for children of all ages to enjoy. College students trained by the Los Angeles Conservation Corps lead the activities, including beach explorations, touch tank tours and interactive classroom programs. The SEA Lab extends its programs into the community through summer camp programs, community service projects (including beach cleanups) and the Traveling Tide Pool mobile exhibit.
About the LA Conservation Corps
The LA Conservation Corps is the largest non-profit youth corps in the nation. Founded in 1986, its primary mission is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education, and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and projects that benefit the community.
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