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Scripps scientists routinely collect data on coral reefs to determine the health of tropical ecosystems

Scripps scientists routinely collect data on coral reefs to determine the health of tropical ecosystems

Go ahead, get your feet wet.

If you have an interest in the environment, a love for the ocean, or just a desire to make a difference, Scripps Institution of Oceanography encourages you to get in on the action. You can be a partner in addressing the great environmental challenges of the 21st century.

Scripps welcomes you to be a part of the important discoveries being made here by joining one of our membership groups, or simply coming by for a visit.

California sea lions swimming in the kelp forest off the coast of Baja California, Mexico

E.W. Scripps Associates

E.W. Scripps Associates (EWSA) is a premier group of annual donors who make a difference in the global research. 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.

Child looking at fish tank

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps, the public exploration center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, receives no direct state or city support and relies on earned income and gifts to operate our exhibit and education programs.

Specimens from the collections

Friends of the Collections

Private support is crucial for maintaining the integrity and accessibility of the Scripps Oceanographic Collections.

Dr. Jerry Kooyman studying Emperor penguins in Antarctica

Director's Circle

The Scripps Director's Circle includes individuals, foundations, corporations, and other organizations that have made donations or commitments to Scripps totaling $100,000 or more.

Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation students take measurements of coral reef growth

Director's Council

The Scripps Oceanography Director’s Council consists of a select group of advisors who work toward expanding awareness and support of Scripps’ research, education, and outreach programs.

Scripps Pier at sunset

Visit Scripps

How to visit the institution for yourself. See our calendar of events.