SCOTTS VALLEY ROTARY CLUB

 

MISSION:  INSPIRING EACH OTHER TO TAKE ACTION -

SO THAT TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!

 
Marine Debris Ocean Stewardship Program: An International Pilot Project.  - funded by the Scotts Valley Rotary Sustainability Committee in partnership with the NOAA, and the Tampa Bay Community Foundation.  This was the second field trip of SVHS students to collect marine debris at the boardwalk.  
 
Approximately 130 Scotts Valley High School students, the 2 lead teachers, Adi Welch, Marine Biology, and Mark Andrews, Environmental Studies teacher, and Naomi Pollack, Program Coordinator for the  NOAA's Ocean Guardian School Program(
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/ocean_guardian/ ), 2 representatives of Save Our Shores.(
http://saveourshores.org/ ), and Patrizia Materassi, Chair of the Scotts Valley Rotary Sustainability Committee, were present at this field trip   part of the Marin Debris International Pilot Program.
 
The program is funded by the Scotts Valley Rotary Sustainability Committee in partnership with the NOAA, and the Tampa Bay Community Foundation. 
 
In the first few pictures the students are eating breakfast snacks provided by the Sustainability Committee, delivery by Patrizia Materassi, and her husband, Kim Shultz, SV School Board member. 
 
The students are at the BoardWalk green area in front of the beach to be cleaned up. 
 
 
 
After they returned they had some lunch-type snacks; and you can see the buckets full of trash which will be catalogued for data input by the students and international exchange. 
 
 
 
 
Other pictures with teacher's, NOAA and Save Our Shores representatives helping in the effort.
 
We made a special point to bring water and water paper cups NOT IN PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES. The students put names on their paper cups!  Among other things the students will learn to carry their own canteens/water bottles every time they leave their house, not buying plastic water bottles. 
 
 
 
Congratulations to the lead teacher's Adi and Andrew for great work!
 
- Patrizia