Ocean Discovery Institute offers supporters numerous opportunities to meet our students, celebrate successes, and make a difference. The following events happen every year. See our calendar for specific dates, times, and details.
Bubble Up! Gala
Bubble Up!, Ocean Discovery Institute’s elegant black-tie event, celebrates our supporters and shares our students’ accomplishments. The evening features cocktails, exciting auction items, an amazing dinner experience, plus the unique opportunity to meet students.
KIDS IN CANYONs
Over the course of three days, our Kids In Canyons event in Manzanita Canyon, located in the heart of City Heights brought together 36 classrooms, 11 schools, and over 900 4th graders to discover science, restore habitat, and learn about the different experiences that will be available to the entire community with the opening of the Living Lab.
Celebration & Appreciation
Be a part of celebrating students achieving previously unimaginable goals! Every year, the Ocean Discovery community gathers to celebrating our students and supporters while reflecting on successes from the past school year. The evening features student-led science activities and dinner provided by local restaurants and families
Report to the Community
Learn about the latest fisheries and ecology research being conducted by Ocean Discovery Institute high school students in Mexico. At this event students share their intensive summer research and science and conservation internship experiences. The evening will begin with a reception and student poster session. Students then present their research findings and personal reflections.
Join us in repairing trails, planting native species, and removing non-native, invasive plants and trash from the habitat. Then enjoy a volunteer celebration that includes music, food, and a raffle. Transform the urban canyons of City Heights into safe and healthy places for youth to learn, play, and explore!