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December 2, 2019

On September 20, MERITO Foundation staff, partners and volunteers hosted fourteen elementary school teachers during MERITO Academy’s Blue Green Schools Project (BGSP) teacher training.  Teachers were given access to curricula, NGSS standards, and participated in severa...

June 14, 2019

MERITO Academy students celebrate the end of the school year at the Channel Islands

Montalvo Elementary student hands an Angler Fish made of paper mache to Collin Boys of Ventura Water in appreciation for their support.

 R.J. Frank students learned about protecting our C...

October 31, 2018

Beautiful and compelling art was produced by tens of upper elementary level students from various schools in Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura and Santa Barbara to educate the public and raise awareness about how plastic pollution harms marine life. Also, as appreciation t...

October 31, 2018

 On September 27-28 and October 5, 25 teachers were trained from seven school districts along the Santa Barbara Channel region at Buenaventura State Park, aboard NOAA R/V Shearwater and at Santa Cruz Island on the use of our EECCOA and MERITO Academy curricula. During...

October 31, 2018

 On Aug. 17, Maripaula Valdez-Berris, our new staff member presented at Leashless Brewing, the all-organic and environmentally sound craft brewery, during their speaker series. This was a great opportunity to engage the public and spread community awareness on the impo...

October 31, 2018

Link al Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy_UdASMqNY&feature=share

On July, 2018 – MERITO Foundation’s Executive Director and Founder, Rocío Lozano-Knowlton along with Ventura Water Environmental Specialist, Haili Matsukawa were interviewed by Kathleen Good about...

October 31, 2018

 On June 2018, MERITO Foundation collaborated with Pelagios Kakunja on their proposal to establish a Marine Protected Area to protect critical habitat of Hammerhead sharks at sea mounts and islands in the Southern Gulf of California. Lozano-Knowlton planned, coordinate...

October 31, 2018

"I have to say that the MERITO Foundation lesson plans, with their important content and high interest for kids, was definitely a highlight of my time teaching in Oxnard! I always dreamed of being able to spend more time on just those lessons! I would like to volunteer...

October 31, 2018

 This upcoming November will mark the start of the first field trips for the 2018-2019 academic school year; students will have the opportunity to apply all their knowledge learned in class in a hands-on experience at local beaches! They will contribute to ongoing scie...

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