In 2018, the Shark Lab received funding from the State of California, thanks to efforts by Assembly member Patrick O'Donnell (D-LB), to advance shark science and education in California. In addition to our research program, the Shark Lab has created a variety of Beach Safety Education Programs and Outreach Programs. We have created a variety of educational curricula and tools for K-12 classrooms and lifeguards with the goal to provide the best available science information to those who will use it most.
Additionally, the CSULB Shark Lab has designed and participated in numerous outreach programs to communicate with the public, and helped answer questions and provide helpful safety information for the public. Our goal is to provide correct, scientific information for locals and visitors to have the best information to have a safe day at the beach.