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.
We just had a great visit with Silver Creek High School's Eco Club. They are a dedicated group of students that want to work with us on our microplastics monitoring project! These are our future conservation leaders!
From straws to rope to plastic fencing, our team of students in Lyons collected over 40 pounds of trash from the St. Vrain River during our plastic pollution sampling last week! Every single little bit helps!
Meet Elevations Foundation Grantee: Ocean First Institute
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HOW YOU CAN HELP
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.