SANTA MONICA, Calif. — There is still about one month before school is back in session, but some parents aren’t waiting for the school year to teach their children about marine science and the environment.

One 2020 study published in the American Educational Research Journal found that 52% of students in first to sixth grade over five summers experienced learning loss and lost an average of 39% of subjects learned during the school year.

Through Heal The Bay Aquarium Science Camp, located right under the Santa Monica Pier, kids ages 5-13 Monday to Friday have until Aug. 4 to take part in science experiments, activities and access touch tanks.