Despite its proximity, many young San Diegans living in low-income neighborhoods have never seen the ocean or received comprehensive education about marine science in school. As part of its work to promote ocean stewardship, San Diego Oceans Foundation (SDOF) hosts marine-education programs and field trips that impart students with an appreciation of the ocean, and teach about the responsible use of its resources.
SDOF’s Ocean in Motion snorkeling camp introduces underserved students between the ages of 6 and 17 to the aquatic world with a first-hand snorkeling expedition. With a three-to-one student-to-staff ratio, novice divers begin excursions with a lesson on common sea creatures and organisms, exploring their habitats and survival strategies. Students then learn basic snorkeling techniques, don their gear, and practice in a shallow environment before diving in for a fully submersed view of a rocky-reef area. Led by marine-biologist instructors, swimmers can observe fish, invertebrates, and algae drifting along the currents, while wrapped safely in thick wetsuits and diving equipment provided by the Roddenberry Dive Team. Trips conclude with a brainstorming session on ways students can minimize human impact on the sea and protect natural environs. SDOF has set a goal to fund a snorkeling day camp for 25 young students.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help introduce underserved children to the oceanic environment. If G-Team members raise $400, then San Diego Oceans Foundation can fund one day of Ocean in Motion snorkeling camp for 10 youths. Each additional $40 raised will fund camp for another young person. G-Team members who register the voucher for this Groupon online will also receive a free water bottle.
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