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Who We Are

The SEA Lab is a program of the LA Conservation Corps and we provide the community with free and low-cost education on marine science and conservation.

What We Do

Since 1997, the SEA Lab has rigorously trained and employed underserved youth, ages 18-24, to lead invaluable education and outreach programs for school-aged children throughout Southern California. Our educational offerings are delivered in a variety of ways:

Why is the SEA Lab Important?

The SEA Lab is a treasured resource to the animals, the community, and most importantly, to the young people we serve.

We care for and provide homes and habitats for more than 1,000 fish and other marine life that are native to the California coastal environment.

Over our 20-year history, we’ve educated more than 230,000 students. The marine science curriculum our Corpsmembers and staff provide fulfills educational science standards. As a locally loved attraction, many South Bay residents have shared that coming to the SEA Lab has been an eye-opening, fun, informative and educational experience. Visitors appreciate our Corpsmembers’ level of knowledge, friendliness, and excitement when leading tours and other educational offerings.

“SEA Lab is a gem in Redondo. As a marine biology teacher in Lennox, I appreciate all they have done to assist me and my students for years.” – Mark Friedman, Teacher

The young people we serve receive hands-on job training and work experience that helps to change their lives. Not only do they learn basic aquarist and operational skills, but Corpsmembers build their confidence, learn the importance of teamwork, improve their work ethic, find a place where they belong, and more.

“The SEA Lab helped me develop life skills I never knew I had within me. It gave me the opportunity to break barriers of what I thought I could never learn.” – Cynthia Carmolinga, Former Corpsmember

Now, it’s time to celebrate!

The SEA Lab just turned 20! Have you picked out your birthday gift?

Celebrate 20 years with $20 dollars. Or better yet, celebrate all year long with a recurring donation of $20 a month.

Scroll down to see how you can make this a birthday to remember!