Ocean First Institute is proud to announce our third annual fundraiser, Rockies to Reefs, taking place on September 21st at the Boulder Municipal Airport. The event brings together local ocean supporters for a wonderful evening of music (featuring By the Lee), food and drinks, auctions, and incredible guest speakers (including scientist, mountaineer, and explorer Dr. Ulyana N. Horodyskyj; and champion freediver, conservationist, and tv personality Mehgan Heaney-Grier), all benefiting the work of Ocean First Institute.
Founded in 2014, Ocean First Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to protect the ocean and imperiled species through scientific research, while also educating youth to take positive action for the environment through community projects and outreach programs. Over the past five years, OFI has inspired over 113,000 students to explore the marine world and make a positive impact for the environment.
Rockies to Reefs is held within the Journeys Aviation hangar, with views of the Flatirons, gliders, and planes. Enjoy incredible live music, vegetarian appetizers (along with organic wines and local beers), a virtual reality diving experience, a silent and live auction, and a short film and program.
Limited tickets are available. Please note that this event is for people 21 years of age and older.