Saving Seals

Field Trips for At-Risk Youth

PMMC is partnering with non-profit organizations that serve children who have difficult backgrounds and are ‘at risk’ of dropping out of school. The program provides free enriching and empowering experiences that expose children to the world of marine mammals, rescue, rehab, research and careers while meeting Next Generation Science Standards, STEM and literacy concepts.

The program not only teaches them about marine mammals, the importance of environmental stewardship and service, but that it is also possible to obtain a successful and fulfilling career by staying in school. Activities in the program aim to build the self-confidence of the children. Observing the animals and hearing their success stories provide a sense of empowerment and inspiration that adversity can be overcome.

As the children progress through their K-12 school experience, they return to PMMC and continue receiving the message that staying in school can lead fun and exciting careers which are within their reach.

Targeted grade levels include 2nd grade, 5th grade, 7th grade, and 11th grade. Each grade range will encounter different and successive programming. The curriculum aims to supplement science and literacy concepts the children are learning in school.

Our current partners include Olive Crest Academy, School on Wheels and the Samueli Academy. Through grants and generous donations, the program is free and includes a bussing reimbursement of up to $300 per program. If your organization serves at risk youth and is interested in partnering with PMMC, please contact our Education Department.

The Saving Seals program can only continue with generous contributions of people like you. If you would like to help us make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged and at risk children please donate below.