What is the OdySea Aquarium Foundation?

The OdySea Aquarium Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity whose core focus is supporting education programs that assist low-income and Title 1 School in meeting and enhancing their curriculum.

What is a Title 1 School?

Title 1, which is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, is the foundation of the federal commitment to closing the achievement gap between low-income and other students in Arizona. Title 1 Schools are classified by 50% or more of a school's student body relying on a free or reduced lunch program through government assistance.

2017 Foundation Accomplishments & Goals

Thanks to generous community support, so far in 2017 the OdySea Aquarium Foundation has been able to award scholarships to 25 low-income and Title 1 Schools.  This has enabled hundreds of students from across the Valley to attend field trips at the Aquarium at no charge. With your help and generous donations even more schools will be awarded scholarships this Fall.

Kids at tidal pool
Kid with shark skull
Kids Learning

The OdySea Aquarium Foundation is also proud to have produced a robust science curriculum that meets Arizona State Science Standards. Click here for our free educational resources. 

As the OdySea Aquarium Foundation looks to the future, we hope to continue to provide valuable scholarships to schools in need as well as to begin incorporating internship opportunities for students across the Valley.

For more information, contact the Director of the OdySea Aquarium Foundation at (480) 800-3000, ext. 207.