Pinniped Pollution Project
The Pinniped Pollution Project (PPP) is a grant-funded program that focuses on ocean pollution and its effects on local marine mammals and the environment. This program is limited to 4th and 5th graders and is approximately 2 hours long. The program is free for accepted schools, but they will need to provide and pay transportation upfront for which PMMC will reimburse (up to $300) after the program. In order to receive reimbursement for bussing: when submitting your invoices please specify either in the document or a letter the organization that Pacific Marine Mammal Center is to reimburse – School, School District or Bus Company along with the address and contact phone number. Send the invoice for the bus service to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PPP runs only 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Monday – Friday. One classroom will be permitted per day. Preference will be given (but is not restricted) to Title 1 schools. If your application is not accepted, we may contact you regarding possible program options.
In order to provide data on the effectiveness of this program, students will begin their visit with a short pre-test that will serve as a baseline.
The body of the program consists of three sections:
- Pollution sources
- Effects of pollutants on marine life
- How reducing packaging can reduce the amount of trash in the ocean
At the conclusion of the program students will:
- Understand the role PMMC plays in our environmental community.
- Describe how pollution can harm sea life.
- Explain what they can do to eliminate marine pollution.
Students will be administered a post-test to gauge comprehension of pollution sources, effects, and solutions before they leave the center.
To apply for the Pinniped Pollution Project, please click the button below: