Which organization did you volunteer for?
Santiago High School's AP Environmental Science class and Lexi Moomaw.
Coordinator Contact info:
Lexi Moomaw: 951-847-0698
In hours, how much time did you volunteer?
Describe your volunteer activities in detail.
Starting at 8 AM, many APES students arrived at Huntington Beach to help clean up. In the beginning we listened to a speech by Mr.Pitts and then Lexi sent us off. The goal was to stick to a scavenger hunt, however, my group disregarded it and just picked up any type of trash that we saw. Although the beach wasn't necessarily a dump, i was able to pick up a good amount of plastic, including straws, lids, and plastic bags. After our time allotted was up, we threw the bags into a truck where we were told that it would be properly disposed.
What were your accomplishments?
Together we were able to achieve a cleaner beach. Also, our group was able to bond while helping the environment.
What did you learn?
I learned that a majority of our plastic ends up in the ocean. Also, the trash that was on the beach is just disregarded by people on the sand. People that aren't there to clean-up simply won't, and will just leave the plastic sitting there. This is a simple way for the trash to enter the ocean.
Attach any videos, images, audio, files, links or other documents related to your volunteer work, such as 'before and after' images, or videos of the volunteering in action. Give clear names and descriptions to the items so as to educate about your experience.
Attach a link to the website of the organization.
||Save the Waves
I overall had a great time hanging out with friends while doing something good for the environment. Although there was not an overwhelming amount of trash to collect, we were still able to make a small difference by helping out.