Flows to the Ocean

The Flows to the Ocean program educates 4th to 6th graders about watersheds, water quality, and how they can prevent ocean pollution. Students participate in trash clean ups to prevent litter on land from ending up in the ocean. Each class designs an Action Project that impacts not only their classroom, but also other students in the school, their families, and the broader community. Students who successfully complete the program go on a Condor Express whale watching boat trip! 


the Next Generation

of Ocean Stewards


Flows to the Ocean Program

Learning about watersheds, water quality, and how to prevent ocean pollution with Explore Ecology



FTO students have the opportunity to go on a 2.5 hour Whale Watching boat trip with Condor Express from March through May. The following activity guides may be used during the boat trip.

Flows to the Ocean Boat Trip Guide

Gray and Humpback Whale Migration

Santa Barbara Channel Marine Wildlife

Whale Fact Sheet

Ocean Currents- Global and Local


Tide Pool Activities in English and Spanish

Have fun tide pooling in your neighborhood! Our Tide Pool Scavenger Hunt guide can be used as a replacement activity for the boat trip or as a supplement activity to further enjoy our amazing coastal ecosystem.

Tide Pool Scavenger Hunt (English)

Tidepool Scavenger Hunt (Spanish)


Final Action Projects

FTO students completed final action projects that focused on educating, empowering, or inspiring their peers and community based on what students learned during the FTO lessons.

Check out some of the projects below! [Coming soon.]


Thank You

The FTO Program would not have been possible without the generous support and contributions from our partners.

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