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Free Upcoming Events

Connect with our network of environmental educators!
Check out our upcoming events to meet other educators on this journey - virtually or in-person.

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Virtual Event
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2024 10AM PST and 6PM PST

Community Awards Celebrations

As the school year comes to a close, we are excited to celebrate the incredible students and educators across the globe who have received our Mini-Grant awards this past year! Not only is this event to spotlight these incredible change makers, but attendees will also have the chance to brainstorm and collaborate with movement members in their interest areas (ie advocacy, environmental justice, research, and more). Family and friends of awardees are more than welcome to join us as with any other community members!


Students discussing a system map at the whiteboard.

JUNE 17, 2024 4-5pm PT

Overview of Our Plastic Pollution Teaching Resources

Want to incorporate plastic pollution into your curriculum but don't know where to start? We have many  free resources for Grades 4-12 including lessons, science toolkits, and more. Join us for an overview of our resources and get ideas for incorporating this important topic into your curriculum. Our resources will help you bring current, real-world environmental science education into your classroom, whether it's through the NGSS standards, climate change literacy, marine bio, AP Environmental Science or your school's Green Team.


Educators at the beach for a workshop on microplastics in sand.

In-Person Event
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2024 11 AM - 1 PM PT

Educator Workshop - Synthetic Sand Lunch and Learn

Come learn about environmental monitoring techniques and collect your very own synthetic sand samples to take back to your classroom at our upcoming Educator Lunch and Learn on Friday, June 28th from 11am-1pm PT. We'll meet at Algalita's headquarters in Alamitos Bay Landing and then make our way over to the beach before assembling the teaching kits and having some lunch at our Education Center. Used by educators across the United States, this toolkit is a great resource for students to learn about microplastics and their impact on our environment.