SAN DIEGO, CA – Ocean Discovery Institute recently hosted their Kids In Canyons event in Manzanita Canyon, located in the heart of City Heights. Over the course of three days, the event brought together 36 classrooms, 11 schools, and nearly 1,000 4th graders to discover science, restore habitat, and learn about the different experiences that […]
Family, friends, supporters and Ocean Discovery Institute staff gathered at the Copley-Price Family YMCA for a Student Reading of “Our Heroes 2016”. Through an incredible partnership with PEN Center USA’s PEN in the Community program, our Ocean Leaders discover their inner author through directed writing instruction with Writer in Residence, Amy Wallen. Over the course […]
Ocean Discovery Institute Strengthens Their Board with the Election of New Directors and Officers. We are pleased to welcome four new directors to our Board, Drew Auker, Dave Bialis, Mindy Dominek and Stewart Halpern. Additionally, new officers were elected to lead our Board for the next two years. Click HERE to meet the board. “The […]
We are excited to announce that Shara Fisler, Executive Director is a 2017 LEAD San Diego Visionary Award Honoree. Shara graduated from LEAD San Diego’s Leadership program in 2003 and is one of five graduate honorees this year! LEAD San Diego provides balanced education and dialogue on issues of critical regional importance. They help community […]
Our Report to the Community was a great success! It was an evening filled with science, discovery, and inspiration. Thank you to our students, families, and supporters for making it such an incredible event! View Event Here
In April, Shara Fisler was a panelist along with other PAESMEM alumni, to discuss strategies for building STEM workforce skills. Attendees exchanged ideas with Dr. Celeste Rohlfing, AAAS chief operating officer, and Dr. Sylvia James, NSF division director, Human Resource Development, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, about ways to address their recommendations for STEM mentorship […]
Recently, Shara Fisler participated in a conference on New Directions for Inclusive STEM Education and Career Mentoring. Fisler, who was selected a “CNN Hero” for her work, said it is critical to get a better understanding of how the best mentors are able to spark an interest in science among their young charges, and how that […]
Congratulations to Shara Fisler and our Ocean Discovery Institute community on being acknowledged as a 2016 CNN Hero! Click, view, & share!
This is an exciting time and an extraordinary opportunity to join our team. To learn more and see what positions are available visit our careers page.
Exciting news about the Living Lab! Check out the letter from the San Diego Unified School District announcing the beginning of construction of the Living Lab in City Heights! Link here: SDUSD Living Lab Construction Letter 2015