Cool Timeline2007Jun 01EstablishedOcean Connectors formally established with a focus on sea turtle education. 2009Apr 01Ocean FoundationOcean Connectors joined The Ocean Foundation as a fiscal sponsorship project. 2010Aug 01Ocean Science Leadership AwardAdded new program focused on whales and received Ocean Science Leadership Award for Informal Teaching Excellence from USC. 2011Sep 20American Meteorological Society Distinguished Educator AwardAdded new program focused on birds and received American Meteorological Society Distinguished Educator Award for Non-Formal Education. 2013Apr 01Sister CityEstablished Advisory Board and launched “sister city” model focused in San Diego County and Riviera Nayarit. 2016Aug 01Eco ToursLaunched Eco Tour social enterprise, received Award for Excellence in Community Leadership and Outreach from IEA Research and Education Foundation and Non-Profit Brand of the Year Award from SDX. 2017Feb 16Sharks at 10 Years!Celebrated 10 year anniversary and added new program focused on sharks. 2018Jun 14JSCK Foundation Writing Contest & Bicycle Giveaway, Community AwardPartnered with JSCK Foundation to host writing contest and bicycle giveaway and received Michelle White Environmental Award for Community category from Port of San Diego. 2019Jun 06Organizational update!Expanded staff positions and launched new organizational logo. 2021Sep 21Bringing the Curriculum to YouDeveloped virtual education materials and created Migration Quest board game.