Education - Overview

ORCA is focused on providing the public with the base knowledge and skills needed to understand the complexity of the challenges our ocean planet is facing and help us in our efforts to find solutions. Many of our programs provide opportunities for students to work side by side with our scientists in the field and in our lab to conduct real world science. Our educational projects include the following programs:

  • Kilroy Academy, a free online STEAM education program funded in part by Indian River Impact 100 which teaches today’s youth the knowledge and skills they need to help save Planet Ocean.

  • The Living Lagoon, a program funded in part by Indian River Impact 100 in partnership with the Indian River Land Trust designed to restore impaired areas of the Indian River Lagoon, while also promoting environmental stewardship through a newly developed school gardening program in Indian River County.

  • COSEE, a national network of regional centers that integrates ocean science research and education in order to advance public understanding of the ocean.

  • Save the Water Babies, a project funded by Indian River Impact 100 designed to give students a real world science and education experience.





"ORCA’s Kilroy is
brilliant. The whole concept of a low-cost monitoring network is critical for understanding the ocean so we can better protect it.
- Sylvia Earle, Ph.D.
National Geographic


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