How You're Helping
Ocean Fest is an annual outreach event that takes place in the Florida Keys to raise awareness of the work Mote Marine Laboratory is doing for coral reef research & restoration, and its more than a dozen other research programs, along with the work of likeminded partner environmental organizations. The funds raised through Ocean Fest go directly to help fund coral reef research & restoration programs.
By attending Ocean Fest, you are already taking a step toward understanding the commitment it takes to positively affect the world around us – both on land and sea. We ask that you take the time to share this information with your friends, family, and loved ones so we all may inspire those around us and generations to come.
For each Protect Our Reefs license plate sold, Mote’s Protect Our Reefs program receives a direct $25 donation. This donation funding goes straight to the restoration and research of our coral reefs so the more plates that are sold, the faster we can restore our coral reefs.
If you would like to take the next step in your commitment, please consider further involvement with Mote through any of the following:
Purchasing a Protect Our Reefs specialty license plate
Digital Learning Programs
Volunteer, Sponsor, and other Support Programs with Mote
If you don’t live in the state of Florida and cannot attend Ocean Fest but want to support coral research and restoration, click the orange GIVE NOW button at the top of the page to donate!
See more from Dr. Dave Vaughan in this Documentary by The Atlantic, A Coral Reef Revival http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/423696/a-coral-reef-revival