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2007
Jun 01

Established

Established

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

2009
Apr 01

Ocean Foundation

Ocean Foundation

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

2010
Aug 01

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
Sep 20

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
Apr 01

Sister City

Sister City

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

2016
Aug 01

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
Feb 16

Sharks at 10 Years!

Sharks at 10 Years!

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

2018
Jun 14

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
Jun 06

Organizational update!

Organizational update!

Expanded staff positions and launched new organizational logo.

2021
Sep 21

Bringing the Curriculum to You

Bringing the Curriculum to You

Developed virtual education materials and created Migration Quest board game.

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