Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Art from Plastic Bottle Caps Collected by Students

Plastic bottle caps often become food for the fish and birds.  That's a bad thing because plastic isn't meant to be food.  

The students at Carmel River School decided to put all those colorful plastic caps we find tossed on the street, or on the beach, to good use: Make a huge mural on an ugly wall inside the school yard.

Here are more ocean critters made from bottle caps that will become part of this mural at Carmel River School.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Take A Field Trip Now to a Recycling Center

A piece of plastic found on the beach
that washed ashore with
the kelp.  
Trash--mostly plastic--is causing serious harm to our oceans and all the creatures that live in there.  So, recycling our trash is one way to help our oceans become healthy.  

Here's LeVar Burton taking us on a field trip to a recycling center.

Monday, April 7, 2014

What Do You Like Most About the Ocean?

Sea and Sand 

Sand in my pocket,
Sand on my hair,
Sand is everywhere.
The sea is blue,
The sea is warm,
And it makes me smile like a teddy bear. 

Sania Nadkarni 
Kindergarten, Cupertino

1st Grader, Tanisha Sandeep Pidshetti, likes to surf.
Her drawing also took 1st place in the 
2014 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest

And it looks like 11th Grade student, who took 1st place for this entry in her age group, Emily Li,
appreciates the treasures found on the seashore.

To read more poetry by kids and see the winning pieces of art, visit: 2014 Coastal Art & Poetry