On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honor the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents. Be a part of this growing global celebration this year at Biosphere 2!


We'll be celebrating over TWO days, June 8th AND June 9th!

Activities and events* will include:
Special ocean-themed talks and presentations!
Hands-on activities - learn about the ocean and its creatures by touching and handling a wide variety of marine artifacts and organisms!24-hours-in-the-ocean event!
Touch tank with several species of marine organisms to experience!
Species introduction in the ocean biome - watch as 50 Sergeant Major fish are released into the ocean biome!
Scuba diver encounter!
Eco-education booths, companies and vendors displaying environmentally friendly efforts and  products!
Special tours - visitors will get to go on the beach in the ocean biome-  the only day of the year this is possible!

*Activities and events subject to change.

The Fin Foundation is a consortium of marine biologists, educators, ocean enthusiasts, photographers and community volunteers working to
bring marine science and ocean awareness to communities across the Southwest.

We are a non-profit organization supported by donations from individuals, product sales, and corporate sponsors. If you are interested in making a donation or becoming a corporate sponsor, please see our contributions page. Soon you’ll be able to take a look at our shirts, stickers, artwork, and other items for sale in our catalog page! There will be lots of great products available and we will update them with new additions often! Rest assured that 100% of the proceeds go to running the Fin Foundation and bringing greater ocean awareness to our world!
What we do:

We bring the Ocean to the classroom!

The Fin Foundation reaches out into classrooms and community forums with presentations on ocean life and marine conservation. Using marine artifacts such as shark jaws and shells for hands on learning experiences, The Fin Foundation allows people who live far from the ocean to experience sea life close up! In addition to marine artifacts, the Fin Foundation uses vivid photography and video images to enhance presentations. The Fin Foundation presents to all ages from pre-school through college and for a wide variety of community groups.
The Fin Foundation provides marine aquariums, lab activities, books, educational DVD’s, and ocean artifacts to classrooms with a commitment to increasing ocean awareness. These items become the possession of the participating schools so that they may continue to use marine science in their curriculum.

The Fin Foundation provides
scholarships to students in middle schools to assist in costs associated with marine biology field trips. We also give snorkeling and scuba equipment to marine biology students who stand out in their academic achievements and community service.
We are constantly looking into new ways of increasing Ocean awareness in communities across the Southwest. If you have any suggestions for the Fin Foundation, please contact us and we will do all that we can to provide the best possible service to our communities!

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