, the Redondo Beach aquarium run by the L.A. Conservation Corps, received a $45,000 grant from Boeing's Employees Community Fund last Thursday to develop an aquaculture program to teach elementary school children about seafood and the local marine environment, according to a news release from SEA Lab.
As part of the two-year program, the L.A. Conservation Corps will train 20 inner-city youth to teach aquaculture to more than 2,000 students using abalone and local fish species to demonstrate.
"This program is designed to give a hands-on approach to science, and build upon math and English and science principles taught in the classroom," the news release said. "The aquaculture education program will stimulate young minds and inspire them to learn more about aquaculture and California marine environments."
Boeing's Employees Community Fund is maintained through personal donations from Boeing employees. The employees also decide which organizations receive grants.