Coastal Science & Stewardship for Teacher-Leaders (CSSTL)

Calling All

Join us June 18-22, 2018

Grow your skills in exploring shoreline science and the wonders of water.

Together we will develop instructional sequences (5E) and take stewardship action starting in our local watersheds and ending with our toes in the sand.

Both NGSS and Common Core emphasize exploring natural systems, student-driven questioning, and community-based learning. With these interdisciplinary tools, teachers can help students make sense of their world using the science, engineering, and policy practices that support action in the real world. This course is ideal for teachers using either the Integrated Preferred Model for Middle School, or high school teachers who seek to integrate Earth Science into a 3 Course Model.

We will educate, empower, and take action!

You Will

  • Plan an instructional sequence with NGSS tools from NOAA, the California Coastal Commission, and STEMscopes

  • Implement integrated instruction across traditional content boundaries

  • Get ongoing support from LMU researchers, The Bay Foundation coastal scientists, and teacher-leaders

  • Investigate opportunities to partner with local coastal, ocean, climate and environmental literacy organizations (USC-Sea Grant, Wrigley Institute, Heal the Bay, Aquarium of the Pacific, and TreePeople)

  • Enjoy field science experiences each afternoon at local estuaries, beaches, and restoration sites: Malibu Lagoon, Ballona Reserve, Santa Monica State Beach, and El Segundo Dunes

Your Students Will

  • Engage in community-based restoration projects in partnership with LMU, peers, and professional mentors

  • Practice student success skills: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creative

  •  Questioning, and Communication of science and policy concepts

  • Explore coastal environmental issues using a natural systems perspective


To Register, please click here


Kurt Holland


$225.00 (Financial assistance may be available)


Loyola Marymount University, and 3 field sites.
1 Loyola Marymount University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045.


8:30 – 3:30 June 18 – 22

 CSSTL is a project in partnership with the Coastal Research Institute at Loyola Marymount University.