Essential to facilitating programming is continually identifying vessels to support conservation and research efforts around the world. In addition to scientific research, Educational Outreach focuses on student populations from kindergarten to high school and provides hands-on experiences aboard vessels. Marine wildlife, sustainability practices, and conservation matters are some of the topics covered in a floating classroom experience. These experiences are also supported by online resources accessible by the public. Since 2015, over 2,700 students have directly benefited from direct engagement and/or the use of SeaKeepers lesson plans, presentations, and other available media. In partnership with marine educators and other non-profits, we provide classrooms and small student groups with in person marine biology field trips or remote virtual experiences with the aid of digital resources.
Like many other non-profit organizations, SeaKeepers primarily relies on donations to operate and facilitate its operations. Through the generosity of donors, support is received with contributions to our specialized fundraising campaigns, attendance at ticketed events, and in-kind donations of vessels to the charity. In working with industry partners, SeaKeepers is able to accept donated vessels that will support ocean conservation, education, and exploration. Donating your vessel can immediately eliminate your ownership cost and considerably reduce your tax burden.
“The yacht donation program at SeaKeepers is a vital component in our mission to protect and restore the world’s oceans,” says SeaKeepers’ Chairman, Jay Wade. “Donations directly fund our scientific and educational programming for ocean conservation. In addition, yacht donations provide donors and yacht brokers with a great alternative to the time and expense involved in selling a vessel. Donors benefit by reducing their carrying costs and obtaining a reasonable tax donation from a safe, reputable charity. Yacht brokers benefit from the ability to help their customers exit yacht ownership quickly and cost-effectively, as well as having access to competitively priced inventory for sale and charter. All of these features combine to create a win-win-win situation for SeaKeepers, donors, and brokers.”
Advocating for the protection of our planet and raising awareness amongst your community can be done from anywhere in the world. SeaKeepers has a strong group of ocean advocates that show their support through joining the Membership Program, attending events, and downloading digital lesson plans. Protecting our resources has never been more critical in preserving our future.
To learn more about how you can join SeaKeepers, please download our application and become a DISCOVERY Vessel or learn more on our website.