OUR IMPACT

Ocean First Institute provides exemplary ocean science research and education. One of its foremost activities is awakening and engaging the interest and passion of young people in ocean sciences. Ocean First Institute emphasizes learning as an authentic experience, where the importance of protecting and sustaining healthy ocean environments is made real, where connection-making between our daily behaviors and actions with the welfare of dolphins, sea turtles, and sharks, and the quality of life and health of our ocean waters, isn’t simply an abstract exercise. It is experiential learning that enables transformations, from small steps, to large–from developing “conservation consciousness,” to affirming and ensuring lifelong vocations in ocean science exploration and stewardship, creating and sustaining a vehicle for youth ocean advocacy. Ocean First Institute has reached over 4,300 students in school programs within Colorado and over 100,000 students in 35 countries and 44 U.S. states with virtual programming. 

 

“We protect what we love

We love what we understand

We understand what we are taught”

 

Ocean Conservation in Colorado?

Ocean Conservation in Colorado?

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Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Symposium: The Ocean is Calling

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Symposium: The Ocean is Calling

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Ocean First Institute Receives Sea of Change Foundation Grant for Shark and Ray Research in Costa Rica

Ocean First Institute Receives Sea of Change Foundation Grant for Shark and Ray Research in Costa Rica

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Dreamer Scholars Take A Virtual Trip to the Ocean!

Dreamer Scholars Take A Virtual Trip to the Ocean!

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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.