E.W. Scripps Associates

Be a Partner in Exploration

E.W. Scripps Associates (EWSA) is a premier group of annual donors who make a difference in the global research conducted by Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists. Members learn about ocean, earth, and climate science first-hand from Scripps scientists at "behind-the-scenes" events and are given special access to Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Please join us in protecting our planet for future generations.

Please save-the-date for our next Behind-the-Scenes at Scripps event:


E.W. Scripps Associates Presents Behind-the-Scenes at Scripps

“Songs From The Sea”
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Scripps Whale Acoustics Lab, Ritter Hall, Scripps Oceanography

Dive into a world filled with melody and mystery. Marine mammals communicate using clicks, whistles and pulses, but what are they actually saying and what can we learn about these creatures and their environment by studying these sounds? Come hear firsthand how Scripps Scientists are using acoustic instrumentation to hear these creatures and answer questions relating to population decline, dialect, behavior and ocean health.

During the evening you will have an opportunity to visit Scripps Oceanography laboratories that focus on the study of marine mammal population, seasonality and behavior using varying acoustic techniques. You will have time to interact and ask questions of whale acoustic expert Dr. John Hildebrand.

$35 for E.W. Scripps Associates and Friends of the Collections members and guests of members

$65 for general public

Free for children under the age of 18 (event is suitable for ages 13 and over)

Please RSVP by May 11th to Meredith at mcaccese@ucsd.edu or call 858-534-6945.
You may also download, print and mail in the reply form.

Giving Levels and Benefits

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E.W. Scripps Associates offers a number of annual giving levels from which to choose:


(UC San Diego Alumni: $750)
(Scripps Oceanography Alumni: $500)

  • Invitations to “behind-the-scenes” science events featuring Scripps scientists and students*
  • Exclusive pier tour guided by a Scripps scientist or student
  • Invitations to exhibit openings, seasonal events, and the monthly Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science lecture series
  • Eight free passes to Birch Aquarium at Scripps and invitation to exclusive Birch events

*Small fee charged to offset program expenses. No fee charged at Researcher level and above.


All above benefits and:

  • Pier key- allowing unlimited access to the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier
  • Up to two free admissions to each EWSA science event
  • Invitation to intimate “Members Only” events
  • Invitation to a special annual reception with recipient of the Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest and priority seating at the Nierenberg Prize ceremony


All above benefits and:

  • Up to four free admissions to each EWSA science event
  • Lunch with a Scripps scientist


All above benefits and:

  • Invitations to exclusive research expeditions

Join Now

For more information about joining E.W. Scripps Associates call 858-822-1865 or email supportscripps@ucsd.edu