Meet Richard, Youth Leader

By Richard Kha, Ocean Connectors Youth Leader

Ready? Set. Grow!

As I lie on the rubbles of concrete on the Otay riverbed at 8:30am, my anticipation to meet these kids makes my head spin. I’m here with the Ocean Connectors team, and we begin to set up the site with the help of the National Wildlife Refuge team and a SeaWorld specialist. As the bus arrives, Frances – the executiv…

Team Adams, Making a Difference

Ocean Connectors is proud to announce our new partnership with A Sure Sale with Team Adams! Professional Realtors Linda and Robby Adams first became acquainted with Ocean Connectors when they met Founder and Director Frances Kinney during an Ocean Connectors visit to San Francisco, Mexico. They immediately bonded over their shared love for the planet, and passion for exploring the coasta…

Meet Anna, Youth Leader

By Anna Mar, Ocean Connectors Youth Leader

San Diego: America’s finest city. This Southern Californian jewel boasts beautiful beaches, great year-round weather, amazing food, and a one-of-a-kind lifestyle! I came to San Diego with a dream to change the world, and the determination to make it happen. Long story short, I earned my degree in Biology, learned about Ocean Connectors on a flight,…

Celebrate World Water Day!

March 22nd is World Water Day!!!
Today is a day to celebrate water! Water covers more than 70%
of the Earth and yet only 2.5% of this is in available freshwater. Water is essential for life. It supports our health, waters our crops, cools us off, and provides us with fun activities, yet much of the world struggles to find clean, safe, drinkable water.

Water creates jobs and supports…

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…