California Travel Tips

Lidia the Seal, Made from Pacific Ocean Trash

Published on: April 12, 2012

When you look at a trashy beach, what do you see? If you’re like me, you just see trash. But creative types who see the value of an old shoe, tennis ball, lid or plastic bottle, may envision a world where our art is made of our refuse. Lidia the Seal is one such creation recently constructed and on display at several of the many upcoming Earth Day celebrations around California. Made of Pacific Ocean junk, Lidia is quite intriguing.

Learn how to construct your own Lidia, Sam or Walter at one event at the Exploratorium in San Francisco where a group called Washed Ashore will teach you how.  The Washed Ashore Project will also be at Earth Day festivities at Earth Day Marin on April 21. On Sunday, April 22, 2012,  the giant sculpture of Lidia will be on display at Earth Day San Francisco in the City’s Civic Center Plaza.

Current Washed Ashore ( Art Exhibit:

  • Chula Vista Nature Center (,  1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, CA through July 2012


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