The Sea Grant Parent-Child Education Program provides an introduction to basic marine science concepts for students and their parents. The program helps the parents and their children work together as "learning teams" in a course that covers environmental issues as well as social responsibility, personal communication skills and self-esteem. The Parent-Child program was previously funded by USC Neighborhood Outreach, and its activities for life and learning skills were created by the USC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.
The Sea Grant Parent-Child Education Program focuses on environmental issues, social responsibility, communication skills, and self-esteem building. As a culmination of the learning program, parents and students participate in a one-day field trip on a research boat in the LA Harbor and a visit to an aquarium. They share what they have learned in a poster session on awards night.
If you are interested in starting a program at your school or center, please contact Linda Chilton, Education Programs Coordinator for the USC Sea Grant Program, at:
USC Sea Grant
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0153