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1972 - The Interdistrict Committee for Project Oceanology is formed, moves into century-old boathouse on UConn Avery Point Campus

1973 - U.S. Navy donates 50' wooden launch boat, renamed Enviro-lab

1986 - U.S. Customs Service donates 56' confiscated lobster boat, renamed Enviro-lab II

1991 - 65' Enviro-lab III, funded through grants and donations, is launched

1997 - Connecticut General Assembly appropriates $5.6 million to build a permanent facility for Project Oceanology

2000 - Project Oceanology moves into its new 22,000 sq. ft. facility

2002 - Project Oceanology celebrates 30th anniversary

2012 - Project Oceanology celebrates 40th anniversary

2015 - Project Oceanology won first place in The Day's 2015 Readers' Choice awards for best camps.

Our mission is to nurture interest and enthusiasm for science and our planet's marine environment. We are located in Groton at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point Campus, exit 87 off I-95.

Project Oceanology was formed in 1972 by a group of teachers and public school administrators from Southeastern Connecticut who recognized the potential and importance of the marine environment as an education resource. Armed with a grant of $50,000, they obtained a vessel and retrofitted it into a floating marine science classroom.

Over the years, Project Oceanology has grown into a full-fledged marine science and environmental education program with a 22,000 sq. ft. building and a variety of oceanographic equipment and vessels. Approximately 25,000 people each year, students and the general public alike, participate in Project Oceanology's programs. Project Oceanology remains a non-profit organization whose members are public school districts, colleges, universities and educational institutions.

Project Oceanology is a 501c)(3) organization. Certain tax forms are available for public inspection as stipulated by the IRS. Project Oceanology's annual Form 990 is available for public inspection during regular business hours.



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