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Teaching about environmental issues through the social justice lens: Educator Spotlight on Alex Rosas
Before teaching I worked at a non-profit focusing on supporting families and veterans experiencing homelessness and providing affordable…
For our first guest talk, we invited founder of Algalita, 30-year Captain of the Oceanographic Research Vessel Alguita, originator of…
College students’ PSA shows a different fate for fossil fuel plastics: Educator Spotlight on Bonnie Mitchell
When we were contacted by her about the opportunity to have her animation students create a public service announcement, or PSA, for us, we…
I began my own Wayfinder journey over 10 years ago as a second-year college student. In 2010, the topic of plastic pollution was still a fringe issue. In high school, a...
A simple and effective 7th grade STEAM lesson on plastic pollution: Educator Spotlight on Shari Mark
I was first introduced to Algalita through an educator workshop a few years ago. I was most impressed with the passion and message…
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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2024 4 -5 PM PT
Navigating Your Future: Pathways to Eco-Professions
From policy and storytelling to research and philanthropy, there are so many existing and new emerging career pathways all aimed at making a meaningful impact on our planet and communities. Whether you are a student exploring options or a seasoned professional looking to switch things up, this virtual event will shed light on the broad array of professions that contribute to a healthy planet by spotlighting the stories and experiences of real professionals in our network. We want all participants walking away with some clarity and inspiration. Interested in joining us? Register below!
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2024 5 -8 PM PT
Grand Opening Party
Join us for an epic evening at Algalita headquarters celebrating Capt. Charles Moore and our sister nonprofit, Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research. The Moore Institute Lab is on track to become the first certified lab to test for microplastics in drinking water. Get an up close look of this cutting edge technology, connect with other community organizations, and enjoy food and drink. Attendees will also get the chance to be the first to see a short film honoring Capt. Charlie's legacy! Register for this local Long Beach event today.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2024 4-5 PM PT
End of Year Award Ceremony
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!
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