Ocean Discovery Institute prides itself on providing our programs at no cost to our participants. This 100% tuition-free model ensures that all the young people in our school-shed can seize all of the opportunities we provide. It also means that we rely on the generosity of many individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies to ensure we have the resources needed to support this work. We ask you to join our community of support and consider a gift at whatever level is most meaningful to you.
Ways to Give
There are two ways that you can give to Ocean Discovery Institute: You can join our Visionary Community by signing up for a monthly automatic donation. Visionary Community members receive monthly updates and special opportunities for recognition. You can also make a one-time donation.
Why do thousands of people give to Ocean Discovery Institute each year? The answer is simple, our programs work and our students are becoming biotech professionals, engineers, environmental consultants, and the list goes on. With your support, we can grow to provide programming for all of the students in our school-shed and continue to empower our young people to achieve as leaders in science and conservation.
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Turtle Island Resort, Fiji
Glide to the beach by seaplane and step into your 7-night escape for two at the exclusive paradise of Turtle Island Resort, Fiji. Enjoy one of just fourteen luxurious beachfront villas on the island, with your own private beach and a dedicated “Bure Mama” to tend to your every need. Enjoy exotic Fijian cuisine and fine dining for all meals. Explore 500 acres of untouched tropical paradise and go swimming, fishing, scuba diving, horseback riding, mountain biking, sunset cruising, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing and more! But remember, you don’t have to attend the gala to join in on Turtle Island fun! Anyone can purchase a $100 opportunity draw ticket for a chance at this once in a lifetime trip.
Vatuvara Private Islands, Fiji
Experience conscientious luxury for the discerning traveler at the exclusive Vatuvara Private Islands. Enjoy an all-inclusive stay in one of only three secluded seaside villas set in an 800-acre tropical paradise, complete with an infinity edge pool and a private masseuse. Dine on gourmet meals prepared using fresh ingredients directly from the island’s certified organic farms or fished from the surrounding waters. Relax in a hammock, enjoy a yoga or cooking class, go fishing or diving, get scuba certified, play a round of golf, explore a cave or ancient Fijian village, or enjoy a private picnic on a nearby uninhabited island!
Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort & Spa
Enjoy a one-week stay for two at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort & Spa, helping guests embrace their lives for over 75 years. Prize includes all food, beverages, and access to more than 50 different fitness classes a day, use of all facilities, evening programs, and entertainment. The trip includes scheduled transportation to and from the San Diego International Airport for Saturday arrival and departure.
Our Living Lab was made possible through the generosity of many donors. Several of our generous supporters have contributed significant gifts that will be memorialized as named spaces throughout the facility. There are several spaces still available for naming rights and we would love to discuss these opportunities with you. Just connect to our Director of Philanthropy at email@example.com, call us at 619.795.8365, or click on the link below for more information.