Scripps Community Outreach for Public Education (SCOPE)

Scripps Oceanography, overlooking Scripps Pier

SCOPE is a volunteer organization based at Scripps Institution of Oceanography composed of graduate students and researchers. We specialize in connecting groups in the general public directly with the incredible science conducted here at Scripps!

SCOPE organizes tours of various facilities on campus (most popularly the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier) and also arranges volunteers to attend off-campus events (like school career nights or library talks).

If you are interested in working with SCOPE to plan an outreach event for your group (school, Scout, adult, senior citizens, or otherwise) on the Scripps campus or at an off campus venue, please fill out the following Google Form

SCOPE Proposed Event Application

Additionally, as of Fall 2016, SCOPE is excited to announce that we are offering scholarships to help enable field trips for students from low-income schools. If you are a teacher at a Title 1 school and would like to bring your students to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, you can learn more and fill out our scholarship application by following this link  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with up to twelve $500 scholarships offered each year.

Outreach event applicants and scholarship applicants will be contacted by one of the SCOPE coordinators within a few days of receipt.

Our current SCOPE coordinators are:

  • Kate Nesbit
  • Wiley Wolfe
  • Kelli K. Mullane
  • Brooke Rasina

Contact us at


Generous donations make SCOPE possible. Please help us to continue fostering scientific curiosity in today's youth and the broader public. Link Below.