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High Tech High's contribution to environmental awareness

High Tech High science teacher and Surfrider core volunteer member on the RAP committee, Chris Olivas, has made great strides with his 10th grade students concerning environmental awareness and activism. His class participated in a beach clean- up in Ocean Beach, and used the debris they collected to make displays and conduct an awareness event about environmental issues, including marine debris. Among the many items collected was a door they found on the beach that they used as part of their display. Participants were asked to sign a letter of support for the California plastic bag ban proposition, AB1998.

Students also displayed the surf products that they designed to be free of petroleum ingredients and packaging. They sold their homemade organic surf wax, lip balm, and sunscreen, as well as raffle tickets. All the proceeds from this fundraiser were given to Surf Aid International and the Surfrider Foundation.
RAP and Surfrider SD are so proud of our local community's activists and Sufrider members for conducting such a great event! We are lucky to have volunteers like this. Special thanks to Chris Olivas!