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Monthly Newsletter

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Ocean Current
July 2017

Looking for family fun this summer?

The Ocean Institute keeps kids learning even when they’re on a break from the classroom. Get outside and learning this summer with these hands-on family activities! 

Explore colors, textures, and shapes with our Tiny Tots Parent and Me Program that offers unique activities, like interacting with our tidepool animals, designed specifically for toddlers. Join us for an hour on Tuesdays at 9:30 throughout July and August

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Ocean Current
June 2017

Happy World Oceans Day!

World Oceans Day: A global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. 

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Ocean Institute Current
April 2017

Join us in welcoming our new President & CEO Dan Pingaro!

Meet Dan at our Open House event on Saturday, April 29 from 10 am to 12 pm. Enjoy coffee and conversation during this free to the public celebration.

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Ocean Institute Current
March 2017

Spring has sprung at the Ocean Institute!

Join us all month for ocean-inspired events, from our spectacular Jazz Festival, to our inspiring Girls in Ocean Science Teen Conference

Summer is just around the corner! Be sure to sign up for our award-winning Summer Camps before they fill up. With new programs and old favorites to choose from, your children are sure to have a summer of adventure!

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Ocean Institute Current
February 2017

Celebrate our 40th Anniversary in 2017 by joining us for events all year long!

Help us continue our mission of ocean education and enjoy two nights of spectacular jazz and food at the Ocean Institute Jazz Festival on March 24 and 25.  Tickets are selling fast for this spectacular event.

Do you know a girl who is interested in science? Registration for our annual Girls in Ocean Science Teen Conferences is now open.

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Ocean Institute Current
January 2017

Happy New Year from the Ocean Institute! We have an exciting first quarter planned filled with education, adventure, and once-in-a- lifetime opportunities.  

Starting in January we have two visiting tall ships from Washington. Come take part in our mock Cannon Battles aboard the Spirit of Dana Point as we “battle” these worthy opponents. 

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Ocean Institute Current
December 2016

Happy Holidays from your Ocean Institute!

Please donate now to help provide another 40 years of ocean education to Orange County students! With a special One-to-One match by the Swenson Family Foundation, your donation will go even farther! 

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Ocean Institute Current
November 2016

Join us for all of our fun holiday events, sure to become your family’s favorite holiday traditions! From our Family Movie Night to our Under the Sea Holiday Tea- there is something for everyone at the Ocean Institute!

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Ocean Institute Current
October 2016

Don’t miss all that October has to offer at the Ocean Institute! 

All month long there are events for the whole family to enjoy from Whale Watching Cruises to Tiny Tots: Parent and Me Program to our  Spooky Seas Halloween Spooktacular event! 

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Ocean Institute Current
July 2016

Summer is in full swing at the Ocean Institute. Our 12th Annual Ocean Institute Million Dollar Home Raffle started this month! Purchase a ticket for a chance to win a new home or a million dollars cash and help out the Ocean Institute too!

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Ocean Institute Current
June 2016

The Ocean Institute is gearing up for a fun-filled summer ahead. Our Summer Camps are selling out—book now and avoid the waitlist.

There are a lot of family-friendly events taking place in June, from our World Oceans Day event, to Whale Watching, to our Finding Nemo Party, there’s fun for all ages!

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Ocean Institute Current
May 2016

Summer Camps are selling out; book now and avoid the waitlist.

The Ocean Institute is bustling with energy this month. May is typically our busiest month for field trips, so our ships, labs, and outdoor education camp are filled to the brim with enthusiastic school children. If you’re a teacher, don’t forget to reserve your preferred field trip date for next year.    

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Ocean Institute Current
April 2016

Spring is here!  Around the Ocean Institute that means two things.  It is time to book Summer Camp and a Whale Watching Cruise.  Book today; both camps and cruises sell out fast.

The marine wildlife at sea are giving us quite a show!  We’ve had an incredible season for gray whale sightings and soon we will be inundated with mothers who are accompanying their calves up the coast as they head back to their Alaskan feeding grounds.

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Ocean Institute Current
March 2016

It’s March Madness for Members!  Here are 3 reasons to join today…

1) Members-Only Summer Camp Registration is NOW OPEN.  Camps fill quickly, so book early before general registration opens on March 15.

2) Members receive FREE admission to the Ocean Institute during the Festival of Whales which runs March 5-6 & 12-13.

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Ocean Institute Current
February 2016

We Thank You!

Thank you to our outstanding and loyal donors who gave to the Ocean Institute at year-end. 

Your generous gifts were matched by the extraordinary Swenson Family Foundation, thereby doubling the impact of our programs on K-12 students and public visitors.  We couldn’t do it without you!

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Ocean Institute Current
January 2016

A new look for the new year! When you have a moment, check out our new website. It’s easy to navigate, mobile-friendly and you’ll love how simple it is to book a program!