March 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sanctuary Exploration Center
35 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Calah Pasley

Photo credit: Amelia Olson, Waves & Wildlife 2018

SOS Speaker Series returns in 2023 with

Looking Ahead: Evolving Topics in Environmental Education

Join Save Our Shores and local expert panelists from Habitat Stewardship Project Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Regeneración – Pájaro Valley Climate Action, Ventana Wildlife Society, and Watsonville Wetlands Watch as we explore the role and importance of environmental education within our Monterey Bay communities.

Together we will learn how each of these organizations are working to engage youth and our wider communities in connecting with nature. Our expert panelists will discuss the differences between classroom learning and outdoor learning, and how our local nonprofit organizations are reducing barriers and increasing equity in environmental education programs and access to outdoor spaces. The evening will conclude with a chance for audience questions and to mingle with our expert panelists.

You won’t want to miss this informative and exciting discussion!



In order to make our Speaker Series events available to all, tickets can be purchased at cost or free. Tickets are limited, registration required, get yours today!

Event Details:

Thursday, March 23, 2023
6:00 PM PDT – 8:00 PM PDT

Location: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, 35 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The Panelists:

Martha Arciniega, Director of Education Programs, Watsonville Wetlands Watch

Yulissa Ochoa, Youth and Family Program Coordinator, Ventana Wildlife Society

Jack Flynn, Education Program Leader, Habitat Stewardship Project Monterey Bay

Liese Murphree, Director of Education & Outreach, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Maria Perez, Community Organizer, Regeneración – Pájaro Valley Climate Action



Thank you to our Partner Organizations: