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Connecting the Public to Our Wild Places

By Ida Kaller-Vincent, Ocean Connectors Eco Tour Coordinator Wildlife on Our Doorstep  The sun dances on the ocean surface, and with each paddle stroke a trail of water droplets sparkles in the morning sun. Baby bat rays swim beneath our…

Community and Collaboration in National City

By Angelica Gastelum, Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center Schools Coordinator As the demand for engaging, science-based children’s programming began to grow in National City, as well as around the world, Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center quickly realized that partnerships and collaboration…

A Glance at Our Program in Mexico

By María Hernández Carapia, Ocean Connectors Binational Programs Coordinator To achieve the Ocean Connectors mission, we educate students about the importance of protecting migratory marine species not only in the U.S., but also over 1,000 miles away in the state…

A Brief Guide to Birding from Home

Birds are perhaps the most visible of all wildlife. If you stop to look out a window for a few minutes, chances are you will see a bird fly by, perhaps stopping on a nearby tree, roof, or power line.…

Bringing Holiday Magic to 31 Local Students

The students watched in admiration as their classmate, Edward, stood up in front of his whole class inside the school auditorium, and learned that the bright red, brand-new bicycle next to him was his to take home, just in time…

Ocean Connectors – A Principal’s Perspective

By Kathy Melanese, Principal at Rancho de la Nación Elementary School in National City, California and Ocean Connectors Advisory Board Member. Photos by Anna Mar. As I enter the fifth grade classroom, I observe 30 students quickly jotting facts about…

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