Help support our “I Gave to Save the Sea” Campaign!

Vermilion Sea Institute has seen unmeasured growth this year thanks to donations like yours!  We have hired new staff, added new database systems and are building new organizational partnerships. We are working hard to create new programs and are expanding our AVENTUREROS programming (formerly Estrellas del Mar) for local children, which includes science lessons, snorkeling, boat rides, whale shark experiences and more! Thanks to your donations, the town is working to be plastic free as we were able to support placing canvas grocery bags for sale in every store. We have added new vehicles to our fleet and are upgrading and improving the scientific research equipment and capabilities at VSI.  From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for continuing to support the growth of Vermilion Sea Institute so we can nurture the relationships between people and desert and sea ecosystems! It would not be possible without you!

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This program provides science, snorkeling, English, and data collection lessons to local students, fostering stewardship values for the next generation.

Rancho San Gregorio

Donations made to our campaign for Rancho San Gregorio will support capital improvements and maintenance.

Scholarship Fund

Equitable access to nature is a core value of VSI. We never want money to be the barrier to making a trip, so we have created a scholarship fund to bring the Baja experience to people who would otherwise be unable to visit.

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The Vermilion Sea Institute is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations are 100% tax-deductible in the U.S.

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Vermilion Sea Institute
PO Box 1904
Bonita, CA 91908

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