MPUSD Eco-Ambassadors Program

Eco Ambassadors is a S.T.E.A.M. project – an arts-integrated science program brought to MPUSD fifth grades by the Return of the Natives (CSUMB),the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and the Arts Council for Monterey County, with the support of the MPUSD maintenance, grounds and conservation departments. Fifth grade students learn beginning ecology in a project-based manner.

Lessons include:

Flower anatomy through dissection








Flower anatomy through found object sculpture








Hands-on investigation of the world around us, with school-yard mapping and habitat analysis







Understanding where water is found and where it is needed











Writing songs about the pollination process










Recognizing native plants versus non-natives and understanding the importance of habitat.
Sharing new knowledge with younger students










The outcomes of this collaboration include a sense of connection to the school site and to each other,
as well as the pride of making a positive impact on their surroundings.










Special thanks to the State Farm Youth Advisory Board and the  Stuart Day Bequest Fund.


For more information go to State Farm Youth Advisory Board.

To support the Eco-Ambassador program, send your check payable to Arts Council for Monterey County and in the memo, please include Eco-Ambassadors or click on Paypal  to process the payment.


For more information, call Paulette Lynch, Executive Director 831-622-9060 x 101 or send email:

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