San Diego – Programs that help address local issues around social and economic equality and education in underserved urban communities will be able to scale, helping even more people through multi-year grants from Bank of America. The Urban League of San Diego and Ocean Discovery Institute have been named as the 2021 Bank of […]
MAY 11, 2021 The community of City Heights just earned global recognition from the U.S. Green Building Council. Ocean Discovery Institute’s Living Lab, in the heart of the City Heights community, was just certified as a Platinum LEED building, the highest sustainability ranking, by the U.S. Green Building Council. Click here for more information in […]
FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Ocean Discovery Institute recently received a $150,000 donation from Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., a leading neuroscience-focused biopharmaceutical company headquartered in San Diego. This contribution, the largest single donation received from an Ocean Discovery STEM industry partner, comes at a critical time. Ocean Discovery students live in City Heights, a high-poverty community in […]
MARCH 2, 2020 For the last interview of our series about inclusion in citizen science, we wanted to know more about what’s happening outside of our continent. We traveled (virtually of course) to the West Coast of the USA to have a chat with Shara Fisler, founder of the Ocean Discovery Institute, an organisation […]
By MARLEM RIVERA FEB. 28, 2019 The San Diego Union-Tribune I am a scientist at Illumina, and I get to do amazing things. Last year, I was on a team that produced the first Atlantic bottlenose dolphin DNA sequence, findings that could support conservation. I love my work, but getting here wasn’t easy, and I […]
October 04, 2018 For many students from high-poverty communities, becoming a scientist can seem like an impossible dream. The opening of a science education lab brings new opportunities for underserved youth in one San Diego community and forges a path for other communities to follow. Feature Story | West Coast
An advanced assembly of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) has been completed with the help of our very own Ocean Leader graduate, Marlem Rivera. This genome assembly, is being published to catalyze research on comparative genomics, provide structure for cataloging biodiversity, and ultimately support decisions around species conservation and management. This is a perfect example […]
Ocean Discovery Institute welcome the first ever scientist in residence, Jasmin Johns, to the Living Lab. KPBS News interviews Jasmin to learn more about her work mentoring students in City Heights and creating curriculum that will teach thousands of students about climate science. Read this fantastic interview by clicking here.