Coast Alive!
Status: Start Date: 2004

Coast Alive! is a bold new science education pilot program designed to bring middle school students and their teachers into Southern California state parks and coastal sites to experience and study California’s unique marine environments. Coast Alive! moves students out of the classroom and onto the coast to investigate and help restore fragile coastal environments. The program covers the entire southern coast, including San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

Teacher Workshops

Coast Alive! is introduced to teachers through a series of professional workshops. The goal of these workshops is to familiarize teachers with both the content and the format of Coast Alive!, so that these teachers are able to use the material in the classroom and lead field study at a nearby state park on their own. For more information on upcoming workshops please visit  

Toyota Motor Sales Makes Generous Gift to Coast Alive!

We are proud to announce the support of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., which has granted $240,000 to be spent over three years for teacher workshops and for the production of the Coast Alive! CD ROM. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. is the sales, marketing, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion in the United States. Toyota operates under a global Earth Charter that promotes environmental responsibility throughout the company. Toyota is the recognized leader in hybrid technology with the high-mileage, low-emissions gas-electric hybrid Prius.

To date, CSPF has raised nearly $600,000 from the California Coastal Commission, the California Coastal Conservancy, the Educational Foundation of America, the Pacific Life Foundation, Toyota and other private foundations! We are delighted to have the support and confidence of these organizations and are energized as we come closer to fully funding this important program.