Whale Tail Grant Empowers Learning Works: Students Dive into Coastal Education Adventures

This school year, Learning Works won funding from the Whale Tail Grants Program, which paid for field trips aimed at promoting environmental stewardship and coastal education. The grant enabled LW to offer immersive educational experiences to middle and high school students, focusing on marine wildlife, water conservation, and environmental awareness.

Field trips included visits to locations such as the Los Angeles Zoo, Huntington Beach, Pasadena Water and Power Plant, and the Long Beach Harbor. These trips provided students with first-hand opportunities to learn about marine ecosystems, pollution prevention, and the impacts of human activities on coastal environments. Assignments from the field trips and focus group discussions were utilized to assess the impact of these field trips on student learning and engagement. Established in 1998, the Whale Tail Competitive Grants Program is funded by purchases of California’s Whale Tail License Plate and voluntary donations via California state tax returns.

Learning Works Charter School (LWCS), 90 North Daisy Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 564-2871 or visit www.publicworksinc.org/lw/.





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