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Bird Bulletin: Join the Expert!

By Robert Mraz, SeaWorld San Diego Aviculturist

It’s a mild, overcast morning near the salt ponds in Imperial Beach. The faint sound of construction across the Bayshore Bikeway is mixed with sounds of rabbits rustling in the salt bushes and the call of spindly black and white shorebirds over the water – black-necked stilts. Soon this section of the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refug…

What’s Happening Today with Turtles?

All five species of sea turtles that live in U.S. waters are listed as threatened or endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and a changing climate is making things even more challenging for sea turtles.

Sea turtle sex is determined by nest incubation temperatures. Warmer temperatures create female turtles, and cooler temperatures produce male turtles. According to research by Dr.

Ocean Connectors Field Trip Volunteers Needed!

Ocean Connectors is looking for interested volunteers to help with our Bird and Habitat Study trips! Take part in planting trees, flowers, and other native flora, removing invasive plants, using microscopes, bird identification, and helping to clean up trash around the South San Diego Bay. There is something for everyone! Volunteers will also help our sixth grade students collect information,…

Donate on Giving Tuesday, Dec 1st

Be An Ocean Connector – Make a Donation on Giving Tuesday.

December 1st is Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, and it is just around the corner! Ocean Connectors is committed to educating, inspiring, and connecting underserved youth for conservation, and we rely on generous donors like you to fulfill our mission. We are seeking your support to help grow our programs to…

Welcome to Our New Program Assistant!

Last month Ocean Connectors achieved another important milestone when we hired our first part-time employee, Program Assistant Danielle Tentschert. Ocean Connectors interviewed many talented candidates, and Danielle stood out for her passion for environmental conservation and broad background in biology, psychology, and child development. Danielle has traveled and studied around the world,…

Over 1,000 Children Reached in Mexico

Ocean Connectors completed another successful trip to spread environmental awareness in Nayarit, Mexico! During September 13 to October 13, the Ocean Connectors Director traveled to San Francisco, Mexico (“San Pancho” for short), where she visited 11 public elementary schools. She delivered 44 class presentations in Spanish on migratory marine life such as sea turtles, whales, and birds. T…

Knowledge Exchange Returns to Nayarit

In just one week, the Ocean Connectors team will return to Nayarit, Mexico to conduct the 2015 Knowledge Exchange with students in public elementary (primaria) schools throughout the southern half of the state. Schoolchildren in National City, California used stamp-art, Spanish letters, and videos to express their concern for the protection of marine life. These materials will be distributed to…

LEAD San Diego Unveils Strategic Plan

Last year, the Director applied to LEAD San Diego, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing civically engaged leaders and informed, capable individuals who take action to effect positive change in our region. Each year, members of the LEAD San Diego Impact class are divided into six teams, and each team is matched with a local nonprofit agency that benefits from the team members’…

A Record Breaking Year for Ocean Connectors

Ocean Connectors achieved a record-breaking year! Our team successfully carried out environmental programs for over 1,200 elementary students from six underserved elementary schools in National City School District, and 1,000 children in Nayarit, Mexico. Students learned about the history, research, and conservation of the marine species in their own “backyard”, the Pacific Ocean. W…

Now Offering Public Eco Tours in San Diego!

Ocean Connectors announces our new Eco Tour program! Visitors from all over the world now have the opportunity to explore the incredible natural wonders found locally. Eco Tours cater to your environmental and personal needs to provide a fun outdoor day around San Diego Bay.

Tours include all equipment, admission, as well as transportation and parking within South San Diego County for up to 13…