This appeal is for financial support for the 20 selected Animo High School students who are part of the C-DEBI collaborative. These students, chosen on their merits and determination to pursue a career in science, have been afforded considerable opportunities thru this collaboration. They are part of and lead the QuikSCience and National Ocean Science Bowl team, five have attended the Coastal School for Girls in Maine, and four have participated in USC internships with Dr. Caron (Young Researchers) and in Dr. Edwards’ lab. They regularly attend out-of-school lectures presented by First Fridays, COSEE-West and the Long Beach and Cabrillo Aquaria. A highlight of their continued enrichment in marine science is their organization of a three day marine science trip to a venue in California to visit among other locations Montana del Oro Tide pools, Monterey Bay Aquarium, MBARI, Elkhorn Slough, UCSC Wheat/Fisher Laboratories, J. Pfeiffer campground, and Elephant Seal rookery.