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We have inspired over 110,000 students in 35 countries

with our education programs. 

 

“We protect what we love

We love what we understand

We understand what we are taught”

 

 

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Ocean First Institute12 hours ago
We are working hard to keep our Redbelly Dace safe. They are a state threatened fish species and we are working with students to breed them and reintroduce them into the wild. They were delivered to the schools right before Covid-19 hit. One week later we had to move them to our directors house so they could be cared for. We are thrilled they are ok and cannot wait until we can get students back to taking care of them. Live NERD cam coming soon! The Innovation Center of SVVSD Boulder County Parks & Open Space Colorado Parks and Wildlife Lyons Middle/Senior High School
Ocean First Institute
Ocean First Institute
Ocean First Institute2 days ago
Join our science educator to learn about the challenges of achieving neutral buoyancy! Scientists, whether they're SCUBA diving or designing underwater Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), need to ensure they're neither sinking to the ocean floor, nor floating on the surface. Find a positively buoyant object — something that floats — and follow along with Ayla as she experiments with how to make it neutrally bouyant!
Ocean First Institute
Ocean First Institute
Ocean First Institute4 days ago
Tomorrow, Dr. Mikki will answer all your burning questions about becoming a marine scientist on our 1pm MT Instagram Live! She's excited to tell you all about studying sea animals, the ups and downs of research, and her favorite (or most intense) experiences (hint: she’s been diving with Great White Sharks!). Follow Ocean First Institute on Instagram to tune in!
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Tomorrow, Dr. Mikki will answer all your burning questions about becoming a marine scientist on our 1pm MT Instagram Live! Follow Ocean First Institute on Instagram to tune in https://t.co/xbZkduSaZk OceanFirstInst photo
6 days ago
It's a week of virtual events! On Wednesday at 11am, join us for a LIVE sea turtle webinar; on Thursday, have all your questions about becoming a marine scientist answered during Dr. Mikki's 1pm Instagram Live!
Register for Wednesday's seminar here: https://t.co/oa0NdgnWrW https://t.co/4LGvctlduO
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1 week ago
Kids at home? Have them create an amazing underwater world, or illustrate their favorite sea animal! Tweet us their masterpieces so that, together, we can keep exploring the ocean through our imaginations 🦀🐡 https://t.co/mBBFm7xbkK OceanFirstInst photo

 

 

Volunteer Spotlight: Sydney Eckert

Volunteer Spotlight: Sydney Eckert

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Creature Feature: Oceanic Whitetip Shark

Creature Feature: Oceanic Whitetip Shark

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Notes From the Field – Florida Expedition 2019

Notes From the Field – Florida Expedition 2019

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Volunteer Spotlight: Klara Fejer

Volunteer Spotlight: Klara Fejer

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SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMS

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.