Volunteers Clean up La Jolla Shores

By Catie Fyfe, community connections coordinator

Despite temperatures nearing triple-digits, more than 100 enthusiastic volunteers joined Birch Aquarium at Scripps and  The New Children’s Museum at La Jolla Shores for the California Coastal Cleanup earlier this month.

Armed with bags and buckets, volunteers combed the beach and surrounding park to ensure the area remains pristine for ocean animals and […]

Family-Friendly Coastal Cleanup Day at La Jolla Shores

Birch Aquarium at Scripps will make our third California Coastal Cleanup Day at La Jolla Shores the best, most family-friendly event yet by joining forces with our friends at The New Children’s Museum. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. – noon.

At the La Jolla Shores site, Birch Aquarium staff […]

The One Week Plastic Challenge

TRASH: Art + Science Intersect panel on Feb. 6.

Each year, Americans trash enough plastic cups, forks, and spoons to circle the equator 300 times. How big is your impact?

We posed this question to attendees of our Feb. 6 “Trash: Art+Science Intersect” event, co-hosted with The New Children’s Museum. The panel discussion explored ways […]

Trash: Art + Science Intersect

UPDATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2012; 9:45 a.m.

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Some of the public programs we look forward to most are the ones where we join forces with other amazing organizations. On February 6, we […]

California Coastal Cleanup Day

Volunteers clean up La Jolla Shores, one of the most active beaches in San Diego.

Birch Aquarium staff and more than 150 volunteers gathered last Saturday to clean up La Jolla Shores, joining an estimated 8,000 San Diegans who participated countywide in the 27th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.

During the day, each volunteer […]

We’re ready to clean-up the beach – are you?

La Jolla Shores is not only a gorgeous beach and a great place for ocean sports – it’s also the doorway to one of the oldest marine protected area in Southern California and a refuge for many ocean species. Stewardship of this unique marine area has been a part of the culture of Scripps Institution […]