OUR STORY

We act to conserve our ocean via youth-oriented, experience-based education and research on imperiled species and habitats. Our programs seek to understand specific causes of marine degradation and how we can help. Our ultimate aim is to educate and empower youth to preserve our ocean ecosystems and become future leaders in conservation.

We believe that when people experience how the ocean impacts their lives they begin to understand, when they understand they begin to care, and when they care they begin to act to protect. This is the change we are creating and is the cornerstone of everything we do.

Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza and Ocean First Institute Receive National Recognition!

Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza and Ocean First Institute Receive National Recognition!

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Scientists Investing in Education and a Better Future

Scientists Investing in Education and a Better Future

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Landlocked Researcher is a Shark’s Best Friend

Landlocked Researcher is a Shark’s Best Friend

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Creature Feature: Coral

Creature Feature: Coral

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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.