Ocean Upwelling Initiative is spearheaded by Janet Self and brings together Art and Science in understanding our coastal and marine environment. Together with theNoyo Center for Marine Science, we engage youth interns in hands-on creative learning plus help support community events like the annual Art & Science Fair, Earth Day and International Oceans Day. “Oceans of Plastics” is our current theme, exploring the impact of plastics on our ocean ecosystem and engaging people in “Re-Thinking Plastics”. Swim through a "kelp forest," create plastic Trash Fashion, or help make an Ocean Float for the 4th of July Parade. The creative possibilities are unlimited. Help raise awareness about our delicate coastal environment.