Local Information for Santa Monica High School & the WLA/Malibu Chapter
Both Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica High School students participate in the WLA/Malibu Chapter's Teach and Test Program, collecting and processing water samples at a lab set up in one of their classrooms.
At Santa Monica High, the Heal the Bay Surfrider Club runs the water testing program. Four members of their club, along with their teacher advisor, Ben Kay, gave a presentation at the Surfrider West Coast Summit, September 29, 2012, in Ventura, California. Download their presentation here.
Find out who else is testing beach water in California and where by clicking on the CA State summary in NRDC's Testing the Waters Report.
Learn more about beach monitoring programs and water quality issues in California in the water quality section of Surfrider's State of the Beach, California State Report. Links to county specific beach websites with water quality data and closures, postings, and advisories can also be accessed in the State of the Beach Report.