Heal the Bay Blog

The Aquarium’s Micro Biologists classes are a fun way to introduce your 3-to-5 year olds to environmental education and marine science through engaging games, stories, art and hands-on science activities.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Micro Bio Classes Pre-schoolers
Most of my July was spent wading through our local Santa Monica Mountain streams, assessing the biological communities and habitat within them. Despite some of the less glamorous aspects, such as battling poison oak, stinging nettle, and the occasion…
Stream Team Western Toad amphibians bugs tree frog Santa Monica Mountains
Last year, Heal the Bay speakers reached more than 40,000 Angelenos across Los Angeles with our message about solutions to pollution. How the heck did we do that? No cloning was involved, just hours of time donated by our Speakers Bureau volunteers, …
Heal the Bay speakers bureau christmas in july los angeles
Kalisa Myers organized the Miracle Mile Plastic Response Team to help rid her community “of plastic and non-biodegradable debris … before it can get into our oceans.” Here, Kalisa shares how she managed to get the city …
foam dump Miracle Mile construction site report pollution plastic ocean
In honor of National Sarcastic Fringehead Day on October 30, we’ve made the sarcastic fringehead available for adoption for a limited time through the end of October. Don’t miss an opportunity to contribute to this unusual fish’s care. …
Sarcastic Fringehead available for aquadoption Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Exhilarating! That’s how I describe my recent expedition with the Pacific American Volunteer Association (PAVA) to Korea. Our mission was to explore some of the many water spaces the Koreans have transformed over the past two decades. Beyond the ad…
Cheonggyecheon river Korea Los Angeles PAVA Seoul Suncheon Bay Busan
Whether it’s good beer or good beaches, you’ve got to have clean water. We’d like to thank the good people at 213 Nightlife (especially principals Cedd Moses and Alan Verge) for helping us keep our local waters clean by making Heal the Bay the…
Heal the Bay Thank You Thursday Ocean Conservancy Santa Monica Bay
A few years ago, a blind date took me to see The Cove, thinking it would be a good conversation starter considering my love of the ocean. As it turned out, my bawling got in the way of any conversation.  Needless to say, there wasn't a seco…
Blackfish orca dolphin Santa Monica Pier Aquarium ocean habitat Bay
You think you’re green. You tote around your own water bottle, remember your cloth grocery bags and pack your kids’ lunches in colorful, eco-friendly, reusable containers. Then you attend your first PTA event and find yourself holding a Styrofoam…
back to school Marposa eco tips events reusable Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
My name is Barrett, and I’m a volunteer for Heal the Bay. But I don’t just support Heal the Bay with my time. This year, I became a dues-paying member as well.
Heal the Bay volunteer member Barrett Porter