Naming Opportunities

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Naming Opportunity for the At-Sea: Acquisition and Acclimation Lab
$150,000

The At-Sea Acquisition and Acclimation lab is the first stop for any organism joining our living collection. Here, incoming organisms are monitored and carefully treated by our husbandry team for any potential medical conditions or health concerns to ensure a safe transition into our display tanks. The lab is equipped with a stand-alone life support system inclusive of chiller units, filters, and pumps.

For more information, contact Dr. Wendy Marshall, President of Education and Operations, at wmarshall@oceaninstitute.org.

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Naming Opportunity on the sails of the Spirit of Dana Point
$200,000

The Spirit of Dana Point is in need of new sails and this provides a unique naming opportunity as the sponsor’s name and logo will be displayed on one sail of this popular schooner and recognized with a plaque on the mast or the boom.

For more information, contact Dr. Wendy Marshall, President of Education and Operations, at wmarshall@oceaninstitute.org.

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Naming Opportunity for the Learning Lab inside the Packard At-Sea Center
$750,000

This gift will fund general operations. (It can be given over two years if needed). This large teaching space in the Packard At-Sea Center provides visiting schools with the science lab that they never had! Equipped with high-powered microscopes, cameras, dissection equipment, artifacts, and all the resources needed to dive into science, this Learning Lab supports in-depth, hands-on learning experiences for 50,000 visitors each year.

For more information, contact Dr. Wendy Marshall, President of Education and Operations, at wmarshall@oceaninstitute.org.

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Naming Opportunity for the Living Collections Lab in the Packard At-Sea Center
$750,000

This gift will fund general operations. The Living Collections Lab gives students a unique opportunity to get “up close and personal” with a sampling of our coast’s local biodiversity. Serving as the scientists, students can observe and compare adaptations and defense strategies employed by organisms that live within the kelp forest, benthic zone, rocky reefs, and pelagic ocean habitats.

For more information, contact Dr. Wendy Marshall, President of Education and Operations, at wmarshall@oceaninstitute.org.

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Naming Opportunity for the Surf Deck Center
$1,000,000

This gift will fund general operations and be recognized with a surf-themed plaque on the Surf Deck. The gift can occur over two years if needed. This multi-use space is the most impressive location on the campus with its unobstructed view of the Pacific. In addition to serving as the home to 8,000 students annually during day and overnight programs, the Surf Deck hosts events including distinguished speakers, educational conferences, collaborative partner thinktanks, VIP and corporate receptions, and community gatherings. It is the jewel of the organization.

For more information, contact Dr. Wendy Marshall, President of Education and Operations, at wmarshall@oceaninstitute.org.

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Naming Opportunity for the Surf Science Learning Center
$1,000,000

This gift will fund general operations (can occur over two years if needed). The Surf Science Learning Center engages students in investigations related to the science on surf, sand study, underwater robotics, and watershed science. The sponsor’s name will be prominently placed on the building outside of this indoor/outdoor lab area.

For more information, contact Dr. Wendy Marshall, President of Education and Operations, at wmarshall@oceaninstitute.org.

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Naming Opportunity for the Spirit of Dana Point’s Deck
$1,000,000

This gift will fund the urgently needed new deck on the Spirit of Dana Point. The Spirit of Dana Point is a truly unique teaching platform where students experience authentic life at sea as it has been for hundreds of years.  The 118-ft. schooner is used throughout the year for living history and at-sea maritime programs that build 21st Century skills of teamwork, critical thinking, communication, and leadership. The sponsor will be recognized with a plaque on the “King Plank” and signage on the Maritime Wharf seen by thousands along the harbor’s public walkway.

For more information, contact Dr. Wendy Marshall, President of Education and Operations, at wmarshall@oceaninstitute.org.

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LegaSea Society

Give the gift of education for years to come.

The LegaSea Society celebrates those who have included Ocean Institute in their estate plans with a future gift through a bequest, an alternative planned gift, or an outright gift to Ocean Institute’s Endowment Fund.

LegaSea Society Fall 2019 Newsletter
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LegaSea Society donors are recognized prominently at Ocean Institute and at an annual reception in their honor. 

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