February 2016 Announcements
Ocean Institute News


It’s been a busy month at the Ocean Institute! Here are some of the highlights: 

Girls in Ocean Science Teen Conference

The Girls in Ocean Science Teen Conference on February 20 was a huge success! This sold out-event inspired a new group of future scientists. Congratulations to Karen Jhawar and the Girls in Ocean Science committee members. The next session is scheduled for March 19 and still has a few spots available. 

New Volunteers

You may be seeing many new faces around OI! We have a number of new volunteers starting. Please give a warm welcome to the following: 
Andrea Lemore, Information Booth
Bill Taylor, Public Programs
Christine Shortt,Education
Danny Frankel, Public Programs 
Greg Hogan, Public Programs 
Jaeho Kim, Public Programs
Jill Kalliomaa, Education
John Kanzler, Public Programs
Kim Sandnes, Public Programs & Education
Larry Salazar, Tallships Crew
Michael Pi, Tallships Crew
Nanci Shaw,  Tallships Crew
Raymond Harquail, Tallships Crew & Pilgrim Docents
Sandra Horowitz, Education & Public Programs
Scott Marsic, Public Programs
Sheila Kelly, Education & Public Programs
Steven Horowitz, Tallships Crew
Steven Polito, Tallships Crew
Tom Lieblein, Tallships Crew
Yolanda Despain, Tallships Crew


Upcoming Events: 

Volunteer Open House

Wednesday, March 3. If you know of anyone interested in volunteering, please encourage them to come our open house on March 3 from 3:30 to 5:30 to learn how they can become a volunteer, benefits, roles, and more. 

Festival of Whales Weekends March 5, 6, 12, 13

We need your help with fun activities for guests of all ages. Please sign up using the volunteerspot link below or by emailing your availability to volunteers@ocean-institute.org. We have over 50 spots that still need to be filled!

Girls In Ocean Science Saturday March 19

Tickets are on sale on our website until sold out. 

Two Years Before the Mast Reading, April 1, 2, & 3

The Dana Point Historical Society, in collaboration with the Ocean Institute, presents the sixth public reading of the complete text of Richard Henry Dana’s book, Two Years Before the Mast in the Maritime Barn.  They are looking for volunteer readers; if interested, you can sign up by emailing twoyearsbeforethemastdp@gmail.com or call 949-899-0907. 

Summer Camps

 Summer camp registration begins on March 1 for members and March 15 for the general public. For more information please visit http://www.ocean-institute.org/summer-camps 


The Ocean Institute will be closed to the public on the following dates: 

Saturday, March 19 (due to Girls in Ocean Science) 

Sunday, March 27 (Easter) 

Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)