Ocean Institute Celebrates Earth Day 2016

Press Release

DANA POINT, CA – The Ocean Institute will join in the celebration of the 46th anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24; April 23 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and April 24 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Activities for Earth Day 2016 include:

- Native plant garden tours

- Building a butterfly garden

- A Lily Lab: Flower Dissection

- Special presentations

Buy One Give One Native Plant Sale: There will be a buy one give one native plant sale.  A Tree of Life native plant expert will help you pick out the perfect plant for your garden.  When you purchase the plant, a second plant will be purchased and donated to the Ocean Institute.

E-Waste Recycling Event with Data DeCom, Inc. – Drop off your e-waste, such as old computers and cell phones, at the Ocean Institute Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Proceeds from the donated e-waste will go to the Ocean Institute.

Special Coastal Clean-up: A beach and harbor clean-up will be held Saturday, April 23, 9 – 11 a.m.; visit www.ocean-institute.org email volunteers@ocean-institute.org to sign up to volunteer.  Coastal Clean-up volunteers will receive free admission to the Ocean Institute for the day.


The Ocean Institute is an ocean education center that offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime History and Outdoor Education programs. The facility includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, two historic tallships, and an oceanographic research vessel. Immersion-based field trips range from one-hour science labs to multi-day programs at sea. All programs are designed to maximize immersion, spark curiosity, and inspire a deep commitment to learning. Ocean-based exhibits are open to the public seven days a week. Visitors can explore the underwater world while participating in fun activities designed to indulge ocean curiosity. Throughout the year, the Ocean Institute also offers organized family programs, summer camps, cruises, tallship sails, and other unique events including our annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival and the Festival of Whales.

Address: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
Website: www.ocean-institute.org
Phone: (949) 496-2274

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