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MERITO Foundation assisted over 500 students to conduct school water, waste and energy audits

MERITO Foundation visited many of the schools participating in our EECCOA programs, including Ernest Righetti High, Fillmore High, Buena High, DeAnza Academy of Technology and the Arts and E.P Foster to support 512 students’ water, waste or/and energy audits of their school campuses. Audits allow students to access the present circumstances at their schools and understand where sustainability models can be implemented. Students engage in a project-based science education, design and propose measurable methods to reduce waste, conserve water, energy efficiency models or campaign to educate their community about ocean acidification.

679 students explore the coast and Channel Islands with the MERITO Academy during Spring 2017

Students from Park View Elementary, Sunkist Elementary, McKinna Elementary, Washington Elementary, Adelante Elementary, Montalvo Elementary, EP Foster Elementary, De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts and Berry Wool Elementary Schools explored the coasts of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, studied the natural environments, gathered scientific data and many also explored the Channel Islands as participants of the MERITO Academy 2016-2017. Our staff led educational activities for 679 students such as water quality testing, bird ID, sandy beach and rocky intertidal monitoring, and hikes led by naturalist. These outdoor educational field experiences are all inquire-based and hands-on sci

MERITO Foundation and Ventura Water Partnership

2017 marks the first year Ventura Water partners with the MERITO Foundation. Environment is the context for teaching science. Students get a chance to get a tour of the Ventura Water reclamation facility, identify birds along their ponds and test the water quality of them. Along with exposure to other science related careers. Watch the video to learn more about our partnership!

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