Teacher Workshop Training

Fund the mission: Our teacher workshops include ROV-building with simple circuits and switches, soldering of electrical component parts and circuit boards, assembly of electrical tether and propulsion systems, plus frame building and test piloting to help prepare student teams for our MATE ROV Competition. Teachers also participate in Rivers to Reefs workshops for immersive learning about watersheds, pollution, water quality monitoring, and exploration of coastal species and habitats. Contact our Chapter Director to learn more or sponsor this program (jody@marinesanctuary.org).

Gray's Reef Ocean Discovery Center

Fund the Mission: Grand opening of the Gray’s Reef Ocean Discovery Center in early 2023! Visiting our ocean discovery center is an excellent way to learn more about the natural and cultural treasures protected in your sanctuary. Explore hands-on exhibits, attend an educational and engaging program, peruse the gift store and investigate the science and history of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Join us as a sponsor and help bring this destination location to life! Contact our Chapter Director to learn more or sponsor this program (jody@marinesanctuary.org).


MATE ROV Competition

Fund the Mission: Our Gray’s Reef Southeast MATE ROV Competition engages regional students from 3rd grade to college in building submersible robots for underwater mission operations. We work to educate youth and communities on how to build a sustainable future through environmental education and conservation initiatives, challenging students to learn and creatively apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to solving real-world problems in a way that strengthens critical thinking, collaboration, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Join us as a sponsor!

Join us as a partner and be a catalyst for ocean conservation, inspiration, and education with Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. When you become a sponsor of Gray’s Reef, you align your corporate values with our environmental impact.

Our work supports public awareness of Gray’s Reef as a coastal treasure for recreation, exploration, and education. We are advocates, educators, and conservationists working collectively to build support for our sanctuary through fundraising and program development.

As a sponsor, your business will be recognized as a leader in ocean conservation by the public along with community members, key decision makers, industry leaders, change-makers, and their collective followers  through our signage, media, events, and web-based outlets.

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