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Welcome Boarding Ring as Our New Partner!

Ocean Connectors has a new trick up our sleeve this whale watching season! Boarding Ring has graciously donated eight pairs of their anti-motion sickness glasses for use with our 5th grade Whale Exploration Program. These innovative glasses are helping us improve the whale watching experience for even the most sensitive of stomachs.

Motion sickness, and specifically seasickness, is a tricky…

Funder Spotlight: January 2017

Ocean Connectors periodically features our funders and donors in our blog, to let the community know how much we appreciate their generous support! These incredible organizations are making a direct contribution to our mission to educate, inspire, and connect underserved youth with the ocean.

Coastal Conservancy

For the second time, Ocean Connectors is receiving support from the Stat…

Closing Out 2016 as Nonprofit Brand of the Year!

Ocean Connectors recently received the 2016 SDX Non-Profit Brand of the Year Award! Ocean Connectors received this honor for building a strong brand through professionalism in advertising, marketing, commnications, and contributions to the community at-large. In order to qualify for this prestigious award, our team had to demonstrate significant progress in growing our market share and brand…

907 Kids Practice Distance Learning in Nayarit

The term “pen-pal” originated back in the 1930’s, and it has been a popular form of communication ever since, even in today’s digital age. The excitement of communicating over long distance is especially memorable during our childhood, when we are highly influenced by the opinions of our peers. Ocean Connectors “pen-pals” exchange sea turtle artwork in fourth grade, whale letters in…

OC Receives IEA Community Leadership Award

On October 5th, 2016 the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) held its first annual Foundation dinner in downtown San Diego. Ocean Connectors was one of four nonprofit organizations recognized at this event for giving back to the San Diego community and contributing to the quality of life in Southern California. We are deeply honored that the IEA Research and Education Foundation selected…

National School District Providing Real-World Science

By Dr. Cindy Vasquez, Ocean Connectors Advisory Board Member

Ocean Connectors and Director Frances Kinney have been an integral part of the National School District (NSD) for nearly ten years. I first learned about Ocean Connectors when I became Principal at Kimball Elementary School in 2007. At that time, Ocean Connectors worked with NOAA scientists from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center…

An Ocean of Possibilities: NEW Shark Program

Photo © Doug Perrine

By Catherine Courtier, Ocean Connectors Shark Intern

The ocean is a vast and foreboding place, but also a place of complex and unexpected beauty. When I chose to pursue my Masters of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, I knew I wanted to be involved in something bigger than a lab space. I wanted to put my time and effort into research and…

Be a Roadrunner: Run with Ocean Connectors

Run with Ocean Connectors on Dec. 11!
It’s time to lace-up for a good cause! On December 11, 2016 Ocean Connectors will be one of 21 local nonprofit causes participating in the Everywon San Diego half marathon and 5K community race. We need YOU (and your friends and family) to join our team!

The Everywon philosophy is “community improvement through movement”, and Ocean Connectors is…

A Year in The Life: OC Advisory Board

By Zach Birmingham, Ocean Connectors Advisory Board Member

Inspired from a presentation during LEAD San Diego’s 2015 Impact Program by Ocean Connectors founder Frances Kinney, I sought to introduce myself, and see what help I could lend. In the whirlwind that followed I worked with colleagues in the program to write a strategic plan for the organization, and ultimately accepted an invitation…

Funder Spotlight: July 2016

Ocean Connectors will be periodically featuring our funders and donors in our blog, to let the community know how much we appreciate their generous support! These incredible organizations are making a direct contribution to our mission to educate, inspire, and connect underserved youth with the ocean.

California Coastal Commission

Funding for this Ocean Connectors grant is made possible by…