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...

July 9, 2018

On May 31, 2018 during the EECCOA Challenge 2018 Awards Ceremony at Museum of Ventura County. The students were awarded for their proposals that demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to find sustainable solutions for our pressing environmenta...

July 9, 2018

Four hundred and seventy five 4th-6th grade students from seven public elementary schools in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties gathered scientific data to populate on-going research, explored riparian, coastal and island environments. MERITO Foundation's, partners' st...

July 9, 2018

The first expedition aboard organized by the MERITO Foundation in coordination with Ph. D. James Ketchum of Pelagios Kakunjá was a success! SCUBA divers from many countries participated in the tagging and data collection of shark research aboard Quino El Guardian at Re...

November 10, 2017

To all our participating EECCOA Program teachers, we have developed a 2017 EECCOA Challenge website. Students can visit this site to read and print out guidelines and rubric to EECCOA project proposals and learn about award prizes. 


Encourage your students to read Blog...

July 16, 2017

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 s...

July 16, 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 Ventur...

July 14, 2017

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...

June 2, 2017

Thank you Panda Express

On behalf of MERITO Foundation, we would like to thank you for your contribution of dinner. Your sponsorship helped us continue our mission and assist those in our community. The generous support of corporations like you makes it possible for our...

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