Looking to give back to the ocean and your community? Join us for
a two hour Beach Cleanup!
Ocean Institute beach cleanups removed over 1,000 pounds of trash
in 2018. Help us prevent even more trash from entering our ocean
in 2019. Please wear closed toed shoes and bring a refillable
water bottle. Those 16 and younger must be accompanied by an
adult. Ocean Institute will provide trash pickers and
Select the “Book Now” button below to sign up.
*2020 Cleanup dates will be available for sign ups at the end of
Join us to learn about tides and how sea level rise is impacting
our local coastline, then head to the local marine protected area
to document the effects of the King Tides as a citizen scientist
for the California King Tide Project.
Join the Spirit of Dana Point and the armada of ships as
they set sail to engage in the Festival’s most exciting and
captivating experience. Join the crew as they harness the power
of the wind to maneuver and position themselves to gain the
Featuring beer tastings from Sierra Nevada, Lost Winds Brewing
Company, Bottle Logic Brewing, Docent Brewing, Four Sons Brewing,
Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Boochcraft, Latitude 33 Brewing,
Kona Pub and Brewery and Bravus Brewing Company and live music
food trucks and mermaid encounters, it’s an event the whole
family can enjoy!
Take a tour of the Ocean Institute’s labs with your own personal
What you’ll see: Labs inside the Ocean Education Center are home
to over 100 different species local to southern California. Learn
about our unique ecosystem, the animals that live there, and how
you can help protect it.
Explore the beautiful, unique coastline of Dana Point in this
activity-packed camp. Throughout the week, you will attempt
desert island survival by studying the science of the surf
zone in our laboratory, out in the field, and onboard the
Research Vessel Sea Explorer. You’ll also participate in
fun activities focusing on sustainable resources and our impact
on the environment. This camp includes a day of cruising
along the coastline fishing and looking for blue whales,
scientific sampling aboard our research vessel, kayaking in Dana
Point Harbor, and exploring the intertidal area.
Members only registration March 1st-14th,
general registration opens on March 15th