‘O-fishial’ September 2017 Newsletter

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‘O-fishial’ September 2017 Newsletter 

Tall Ships Festival 2017 is a Wrap! 

Tall Ships Festival 2017

Thank you to all who volunteered at the 2017 Tall Ships Festival! There would be no Tall Ships Festival without the help of all of Ocean Institute’s volunteers. This year was a great success, and you were all wonderful. 

The winners of the volunteer appreciation drawings for Tall Ships Festival are….
Friday – Rayelle Miller
Saturday- Chloe Tamadon
Sunday – Haley King
*Come to my office to claim your $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Lecture Series
David Helvarg: Author, Activist & Adventurer

Thursday, September 21
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This lecture is free to Ocean Institute Volunteers! Please RSVP to Andrea by 9/20/17 by 5 pm (asmith@oceaninstitute.org) Guests of volunteers may use the link below to purchase tickets. 

Join us Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 pm as David Helvarg, author of The Golden Shore, takes us on a journey along the 1,100-mile Pacific coastline to tell the tale of history, culture and the changing nature of California’s coast. Purchase tickets here.

 About the Author: 

David Helvarg is the Executive Director of Blue Frontier, an ocean conservation and policy group, an accomplished public speaker, and author of six books: Blue Frontier, The War Against the Greens, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, Rescue Warrior, Saved by the Sea, and The Golden Shore-California’s Love Affair with the Sea. 

Tide Pool Interpretive Programs Training (TIPS)

Tuesday, September 19 6:30 PM

TIPS training is right around the corner! If you are interested in training to be a TIPS volunteer and will be attending this training, please RSVP no later then Sunday, September 17th to Andrea asmith@oceaninstitute.org 

Last Chance for Disney Summer of Service Grant Applications

Ocean Institute Youth volunteers have been invited to participate in Disney’s Summer of Service. This is an exciting opportunity for our volunteers who are 14-18 years old. You may apply for the Disney Summer of Service Grant. I strongly encourage your participation in this. Disney’s Summer of Service is a fairly new program that encourages youth to volunteer. If selected, you may be featured on the Disney Channel. To read more about it and apply for this grant please click here or copy and paste this link http://www.abcbeinspired.com/summer-of-service/ . You must apply by September 30.  You can also email me for the tool kit. 

You inspire me daily with your dedication to Ocean Education. Please share that with others through this opportunity. I have heard some great ideas that I can’t wait to see come to life! 

Hails and Sails

Please join me in welcoming our newest volunteer team members!

Cheyenne Conner             Jenny Buckeridge          John Lindengren 
Marine Wloczysiak           Kyle Hall                         Mike Reddy
Melise Naragon                 Tamara Reddy                Radhika Marolia
Patrick Chan                       Ruth Cobian                   Sara Heedy
Sofia Teresa Thomas         Shawn Yourd                 Taylor Helmes

We wish this team member well in her next adventure!

Leslie Berlin