March 24, 2017

Dear friends, partners, sponsors and volunteers,

The work we do is now more important than ever. The newly released Federal fiscal budget included massive cuts for education, environmental protection, science, STEM, the arts, after school programs and many other areas t...

March 22, 2017

Proceeds will support our mission to protect the ocean by facilitating education, conservation, and scientific research opportunities to multicultural youth and their communities. We increase students' ocean and environmental literacy, their awareness of ocean-related...

March 22, 2017

On January 23, Rocío Lozano-Knowlton spoke as an invited panelist during the Equity, Inclusivity, and Diversity workshop on improving our Environmental Education practice at Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation in Santa Rosa, California. The Sonoma Environmental Education C...

March 22, 2017

We initiated our MERITO Academy’s field studies season on February 23. In the last month we led, coordinated, co-sponsored, and co-instructed 8 meaningful field experiences for 440 4th-6th grade students who actively participated in on going scientific research and con...

March 22, 2017

Between Nov. 3, 2016 and Jan. 23, 2017 MERITO Foundation staff visited and presented at each of the 52 participating classrooms to over 1600 students. Because the way to teach is rapidly evolving, i.e. chalkboards have evolved into interactive whiteboards and the tradi...

March 22, 2017

On Feb. 3, 2017 we held a teacher and volunteer naturalists professional development workshop focused on the content and instruction of our MERITO Academy and EECCOA curricula. MERITO Foundation staff, partners and expert guest speakers trained thirty teachers and five...

March 13, 2017

 Check out our new updated webpage! Provide us with feedback and compliments 

March 13, 2017

We are pleased to introduce Jill Sarick Santos and Jennifer Eggersten, our two new board members. We look forward to working with these two inspiring women.

Jill Sarick Santos has been in environmental education and outreach for the last two decades.  Originally from no...

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