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The SEA Lab

In 1997 the SEA Lab became a program of the LA Conservation Corps. Our SEA Lab team delivered free and low-cost marine science and conservation education and outreach programs in a fun and interactive way for children throughout the community for two decades. This beloved program will officially be closed beginning June 23, 2019.

Signature SEA Lab projects and services included:

  • a public aquarium and marine-life rehabilitation in Redondo Beach,
  • coastal habitat restoration projects,
  • a native plant nursery,
  • the Traveling Tidepool environmental outreach program,
  • beach clean-ups and community volunteer events,
  • and so much more!

Announcement: The SEA Lab is Closing June 23, 2019. Visit us June 21 and 22.


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Watch a SEA Lab Corpsmember teach our friends from Charity Pants how we’ve worked with volunteers to restore the Redondo Beach Bluffs.

For more than two decades, the SEA Lab has
broadened the minds and imaginations of thousands
of young Corpsmembers and kids

who care about marine life and conservation. 

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Listen In

Listen to podcast coverage of the SEA Lab on The South Bay Show, where the hosts talk to the LA Corps’ Maria Madrigal and Adrianne Calbreath about how the SEA Lab developed several new programs for the public in 2019, including the Nature Art Series and Badge Series.

What We Do

Since 1997, the SEA Lab of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps has rigorously trained and employed under-served 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.

About the SEA Lab

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

We’ve cared for and provided 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 provided fulfilled educational science standards. As a locally loved attraction, many South Bay residents have shared that coming to the SEA Lab was an eye-opening, fun, informative and educational experience. Visitors appreciated 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 through the Corps receive hands-on job training and work experience that helps to change their lives. Not only did SEA Lab Corpsmembers learn basic aquarist and operational skills, but they built their confidence, learned the importance of teamwork, improved their work ethic, found 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