Timeline 20072007 EstablishedOcean Connectors formally established with a focus on sea turtle education. 20092009 Ocean FoundationOcean Connectors joined The Ocean Foundation as a fiscal sponsorship project. 20102010 Ocean Science Leadership AwardAdded new program focused on whales and received Ocean Science Leadership Award for Informal Teaching Excellence from USC. 20112011 American Meteorological Society Distinguished Educator AwardAdded new program focused on birds and received American Meteorological Society Distinguished Educator Award for Non-Formal Education. 20132013 Sister CityEstablished Advisory Board and launched “sister city” model focused in San Diego County and Riviera Nayarit. 20162016 Eco 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. 20172017 Sharks at 10 Years!Celebrated 10 year anniversary and added new program focused on sharks. 20182018 JSCK 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. 20192019 Organizational update!Expanded staff positions and launched new organizational logo. 20212021 Bringing the Curriculum to YouDeveloped virtual education materials and created Migration Quest board game. 20222022 New Executive DirectorIn March of 2022, founder Frances Lang moves to a position with The Ocean Foundation. Janaira Quigley a local educator and community activist joins as Executive Director.