Ocean First Institute is a non-profit organization with the mission of ocean conservation through research and education. Our organization is unique because we value the synergy between research and education. The purpose of our research is to protect ocean wildlife and critical habitats. We use the stories and experiences from our field work to educate and inspire young people in classrooms all over the world.
Join us tomorrow at 11:00 am MST to hear our advisory board member, Dr. Laura Ekstrom, talk all about her shocking research on electric rays! She is a top notch scholar and fierce supporter of women in science! You don't want to miss this one!
We're only a few weeks away from the beginning of our virtual summer camps! Check out bit.ly/OFISummer to learn about the variety of online camps we're offering, and the myriad activities your campers can complete from right at home. Build your own windmill? Sample plankton from local water sources? Hang out with marine biologists? We've got it all, and are excited to get started. #Summer#Camp
Learning about our connection to the ocean is key to creating a brighter tomorrow. Education is the cornerstone to changing our behaviors and protecting our ocean. We are impactful in our virtual expeditions, in-school outreach programs and our online courses with core partner Ocean First Education.
VOLUNTEER WITH US
There are opportunities for interested volunteers! Volunteers can have a meaningful impact on the local community and beyond by contributing to our outreach program. We are actively seeking volunteers to get involved. Contact us today.
SUPPORT OUR RESEARCH
We directly support conservation by conducting research on imperiled wildlife and ecosystems. You can accompany us on our research expeditions and learn how to become a true ocean ambassador.