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