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. Our students are entering the fields of biotech, engineering, environmental consulting, fisheries, marine biology, education, and public policy. They are becoming high ranked earners, creating financial stability for themselves and their families while becoming leaders in science. 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.
Marlem is a role model for the next generation of students coming behind her. She is a leader in the biotech industry and was part of the first team to sequence the DNA of an Atlantic bottle nose dolphin.
She became part of Ocean Discovery as a 6th grade students, and now as an Associate Scientist, she advocates for students in her community, and shares, “I realize students are waiting in City Heights, or some other neighborhood, for someone like me to tell them that college and science are paths they can take”
Her story reflects that when given the opportunity, students will unlock their potential.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 619.795.8365, or click on the link below for more information.