California Coastal Commission


Schoolyard Cleanups


Teen with full trash bags Girls with bucket at cleanup Girls with collected trash

Want your students to participate in Coastal Cleanup Day but can't get them out on a field trip to a beach or local waterway? Want to show them that environmentally responsible behavior can begin at their school and in their own neighborhood? Interested in a real world data collection and problem-solving experience that takes place right on school grounds and supports your Next Generation Science Standards? You can organize a Schoolyard Cleanup and accomplish all of these goals. Register your school as a Schoolyard Cleanup Site to receive assistance and recognition and to be a part of an international effort to protect our coast and ocean, no matter where your school is!
 
Pre-cleanup lessons and inspiration Do your cleanup After your cleanup

 
 
Check out our pre- and post-cleanup lessons, our tips, and then...

Register your school as a Schoolyard Cleanup Site!


To be an official Schoolyard Cleanup Site (eligible to receive materials from the California Coastal Commission and enter your cleanup data into the International Coastal Cleanup Day database), schools must first complete this registration form, then the school must submit a form indemnifying the California Coastal Commission against damages. Download this document and mail the completed form to Schoolyard Cleanups, California Coastal Commission, 45 Fremont Street, Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94105, or fax to (415) 904-5216.


Contact Name:
    

Role:
    

School Name:
    

Number of Students Expected to Participate:
    

Grade(s) of Students Participating:
    

Planned Date(s) of Cleanup(s):
    


Do you need disposable gloves from us?
(Visit the Doing Your Cleanup page for ideas on how to avoid disposables.)
     No      Yes      Not sure yet


Do you need disposable trash bags from us?
(Visit the Doing Your Cleanup page for ideas on how to avoid disposables.)
     No      Yes      Not sure yet


Do you need the program materials found on these webpages saved on a CD or printed and mailed to you?
     No thanks, web is fine.
CD      Paper      Not sure yet


Would you like to have data cards mailed to you?
No thanks. If we use data cards, I will print them myself.
         Download Data Card in English.
         Download Data Card in Spanish.
Yes.
Quanity of English Data Cards needed:
Quanity of Spanish Data Cards needed:


How did you hear about our program?
    


Email address:
    

Phone number:
    

Complete mailing address:
(Please note whether this is home or school.)
    

Questions/Comments:
    


 



We've endeavored to provide you everything you need to hold a cleanup, from preparatory lessons through cleanup materials, to data analysis. Participating schools are NOT required to do pre- and post-lessons, but these can help illuminate the impact of a cleanup and tie it into your education standards.

Thank you to Jeff Manker, Gilroy High School teacher, for the inspiration and impetus to create this program.



Pre-cleanup lessons and inspiration Do your cleanup After your cleanup