Ocean Institute Granted $1 Million for Shark Program
By Dana Point Times
Thanks to funding from the Sahm Family Foundation, the Ocean Institute will be rolling out a shark education program for visiting students. According to a press release, the institute will renovate an existing waterfront building to feature a Horn shark touch tank, a shark nursery, and interactive exhibits and artifacts pertaining to sharks. The Sahm Marine Education Center aims to promote science, technology, engineering and math principles through educational experiences for students, teachers, parents and the general public. In last week’s issue of the Dana Point Times, it was reported that the Ocean Institute raised nearly $70,000 in order to replace the engine for the Spirit. The organization was a successful applicant for a highly competitive grant from the California Cultural and Historical Endowment.