Engineers Wanted: Renewable Energy provides accessible, motivating, real-world, STEM learning experience that engages students in investigating and constructing solutions to real-world needs for innovation related to energy sources. 

Students will: 
  • Understand sources of energy and related impacts 
  • Understand human activities related to energy that have resulted in increased carbon in the atmosphere. 
  • Learn about some of the constraints, challenges, and negative environmental impacts or concerns related to solar, tidal, and wind power through hands-on experiences

Did you know that the opportunity to surf is an access issue driven by policy? In California, 1150 public access coastal areas allow visitors to enjoy our beaches. The Ocean Institute is pleased to announce a new program, Science of Surf, which is funded by the California Coastal Commission, City of Dana Point, and the Surfrider Foundation.

During the Science of Surf program, students will learn surf science, including where the waves come from and how they break, understanding tides, riptides, and king tides. Students will examine water quality conditions from a recreation perspective  and will collect and contribute data to Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force and USCs HABWatch programs.  Along the way, they will learn about the role of civic engagement in beach access and the individuals and organizations that actively participate to ensure beach access is secured/maintained.

Did you know that the opportunity to surf is an access issue driven by policy? In California, 1150 public access coastal areas allow visitors to enjoy our beaches. The Ocean Institute is pleased to announce a new program, Science of Surf, which is funded by the California Coastal Commission, City of Dana Point, and the Surfrider Foundation.

During the Science of Surf program, students will learn surf science, including where the waves come from and how they break, understanding tides, riptides, and king tides. Students will examine water quality conditions from a recreation perspective  and will collect and contribute data to Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force and USCs HABWatch programs.  Along the way, they will learn about the role of civic engagement in beach access and the individuals and organizations that actively participate to ensure beach access is secured/maintained.