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 […]
We are thrilled to share the Ocean Discovery Institute was highlighted in The Hechinger Report’s weekly Future of Learning e-newsletter this week. Take a look at the e-newletter.
Our programs get our students outdoors to conduct hands on science. Because of this, our partners at the Port of San Diego featured our School Initiative program on the longest day of the year. Watch the full video segment by clicking here.
Ocean Discovery’s Executive Director, Shara Fisler, J W Sefton Foundation’s Executive Director, Debbie Williams, and student graduate, Jorge Rivera, now with KP Environmental, were just featured in the San Diego Business Journal. Check out this great read, “Project Helps Grow Vision for Ocean Discovery Institute’s Outreach” by Emmet Pierce showcasing the Living Lab. To read the […]
SD Voyager highlights the most inspiring stories in a creative and neat way. Through peer to peer nominations, you can read the stories of talented people that call San Diego home. Check out “Meet Shara Fisler of Ocean Discovery Institute” by clicking here.
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.
Southwest Airlines, the official airline of Ocean Discovery Institute, is committed to strengthening the communities that they serve. This includes bringing awareness of our mission and cause to a larger audience. In partnership with Southwest Airlines and Giving Back Magazine, a source for philanthropic news around the county, Ocean Discovery Institute was given a spotlight […]