Kids Ocean Day is celebration of Kids taking action. Connecting thousands of students across California to the ocean and inspiring the next generation of environmental activists through education and hands-on experiences!

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Mission Beach, San Diego, CA



Event Details:
Thursday, May 25th, 2023

8:15 am – 12:00 pm

Who: Community volunteers, to support student led beach cleanup; minimum age: 18 years old

What: The largest single day beach cleanup for youth in San Diego County.

Where: Mission Beach to South Mission Beach.




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Get Involved

Join us for this community event and volunteer to support the over 1000 students joining this year’s Kids Ocean Day. Volunteers will assist in the student led cleanup by taking on a specialty role; bus greeter, school support, or aerial art guard. Each role is crucial in the overall success of the event!

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What is Kids Ocean Day?

Kids Ocean Day consists of an assembly style school presentations to educate students on pollution prevention and ocean conservations, live beach cleanup events, and aerial art projects. These interactive and firsthand experiences motivate kids to play an active role in caring for their environment and increase the likelihood that this behavior becomes part of their lifestyle.

Kids Ocean Day is about that first WOW moment of pure joy when a kid who has never been to the beach before steps off the bus, falls in love and thinks they can save the Earth – we believe that first moment of DISCOVERY is the catalyst for a lifetime of caring for the planet.

History of Kids Ocean Day

In 1991, Michael Klubock, a sailor turned environmental educator, channeled his love for the beach into the creation of a school assembly education effort. He wanted to get more kids to the beach and in touch with nature. While developing and presenting the program to the schools, he established the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education and Kids Ocean Day. Since then, Kids Ocean Day has expanded along the length of the California coast, from Humboldt County to San Francisco, south to Huntington Beach and San Diego and across the Pacific Ocean to Hong Kong.

I Love A Clean San Diego joined the movement in 1999, and has since connected almost 20,000 students and over 40 elementary schools to San Diego’s beaches and conservation efforts!

Thank You to Our Partners!

California Coastal Commission

San Diego Kiwanis Club Foundation

Cox Communications

Wells Fargo

Sponsorship Opportunities

I Love A Clean San Diego thanks our valued partners for helping make Kids Ocean Day 2023 a success. If you would like to join the community of organizations that support this event, please contact Edwin Mendoza at emendoza@cleansd.org.