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2007
2007

Established

Established

Ocean Connectors formally established with a focus on sea turtle education.

2009
2009

Ocean Foundation

Ocean Foundation

Ocean Connectors joined The Ocean Foundation as a fiscal sponsorship project.

2010
2010

Ocean Science Leadership Award

Ocean Science Leadership Award

Added new program focused on whales and received Ocean Science Leadership Award for Informal Teaching Excellence from USC.

2011
2011

American Meteorological Society Distinguished Educator Award

American Meteorological Society Distinguished Educator Award

Added new program focused on birds and received American Meteorological Society Distinguished Educator Award for Non-Formal Education.

2013
2013

Sister City

Sister City

Established Advisory Board and launched “sister city” model focused in San Diego County and Riviera Nayarit.

2016
2016

Eco Tours

Eco Tours

Launched 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.

2017
2017

Sharks at 10 Years!

Sharks at 10 Years!

Celebrated 10 year anniversary and added new program focused on sharks.

2018
2018

JSCK Foundation Writing Contest & Bicycle Giveaway, Community Award

JSCK Foundation Writing Contest & Bicycle Giveaway, Community Award

Partnered with JSCK Foundation to host writing contest and bicycle giveaway and received Michelle White Environmental Award for Community category from Port of San Diego.

2019
2019

Organizational update!

Organizational update!

Expanded staff positions and launched new organizational logo.

2021
2021

Bringing the Curriculum to You

Bringing the Curriculum to You

Developed virtual education materials and created Migration Quest board game.

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