Timeline20072007EstablishedOcean Connectors formally established with a focus on sea turtle education. 20092009Ocean FoundationOcean Connectors joined The Ocean Foundation as a fiscal sponsorship project. 20102010Ocean Science Leadership AwardAdded new program focused on whales and received Ocean Science Leadership Award for Informal Teaching Excellence from USC. 20112011American Meteorological Society Distinguished Educator AwardAdded new program focused on birds and received American Meteorological Society Distinguished Educator Award for Non-Formal Education. 20132013Sister CityEstablished Advisory Board and launched “sister city” model focused in San Diego County and Riviera Nayarit. 20162016Eco 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. 20172017Sharks at 10 Years!Celebrated 10 year anniversary and added new program focused on sharks. 20182018JSCK 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. 20192019Organizational update!Expanded staff positions and launched new organizational logo. 20212021Bringing the Curriculum to YouDeveloped virtual education materials and created Migration Quest board game.