This page lists events that are sponsored by ORI, our Partners, or other related organizations. Where applicable, these listings indicate that an event is associated with an Action led by ORI or our Partners.

Kara Law aboard SEA vessel

Plastics at Sea - The Science of Ocean "Garbage Patches"

An Evening with Dr. Kara Lavender Law

Principal Investigator of Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 6 pm Reception, 7 pm Lecture

Where:Franklin Theater, Waynflete School

360 Spring Street, Portland, ME

Youth Driven Cinema Film Festival

Friday, February 28 doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Lyric Theatre Stuart, Florida

Youth Driven Cinema has received 24 videos, five minutes or less, from elementary, middle, and high school students on environmental conditions and wildlife in the Indian River Lagoon.

Tallahassee Rally for Clean Water

Rally in Tally to Stop FL from ignoring EPA greenhouse gas regs and stripping local stewardship ordinances and regs

Tuesday, February 18 at 11:30 join with Rob and many others on the Florida Capital steps.

Rob on FL slimy rocks

5th Annual Ocean River Institute Dinner with Sunshine Wildlife

Tuesday, January 28 at 6 pm

The Miles Grant Country Club in Stuart, FL


Mighty Green MA logo

MA Environmental Legislation Education House Party

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Meet with State Rep Jason Lewis and State Rep Jay Kaufman at a home in Lexington, MA.

Carol Shea Porter

Coffee at Grendel's with Rep. Carol Shea-Porter

Monday, December 9th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Free coffee with a woman “dedicated, honest, and fierce in her determination to establish a just world.”

Boston Harbor Dawn

Ocean Frontiers II

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Film of citizens working together for healthier seas while strengthening economies throughout New England.

MA Marine Educators on Boston Harbor

MME Boston Harbor Educators Conference 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Massachusetts Marine Educators invite you to U Mass Boston and to Spectacle Island for a Conference: The Effects of Changing Oceans on Boston Harbor.

Keith Malloy presents Plight of the Torpedo People at Patagonia Boston Store

Plight of the Torpedo People

April 3, 2013

Patagonia Boston Store presents Director Keith Malloy, bodysurfing legend Mark Cunningham, and photographer Chris Burkard will sign the book, Plight of the Torpedo People, and show film. Raffle items to benefit the Ocean River Institute.

Miller's Marina Boca Grande, FL

Two Florida Slime Crime Fighters

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Boca Grande, Florida

Rob Moir and Cris Costello talk about nitrogen pollution at Miller's Marina. Co-hosted by Barton & Gray Mariners Club.
ORI Drinking Glass with logo

Massachusetts Water Forum 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013 

Join us in honor of World Water Day at Boston’s State House by the Grand Staircase, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rally for Clean Water in Massachusetts outside the State House at 3 p.m.

Keep Our Rivers Clean, child's drawing

It Takes a Pride of Individuals to Save a Dolphin

Saving Indian River Lagoon by Reducing Nitrogen Pollution

Rob Moir, Ph.D., Director, Ocean River Institute, with Crystall Lucus, teacher at Jensen Beach High School, Marty Baum, Indian Riverkeeper, Warren Falls, Director of Ocean Research Conservation Association, and Captain Nancy Beaver, Sunshine Wildlife Tours.
Rob Moir

6 1/2 Green Bills for Beacon Hill

Rob reports on environmental state legislation being developed on Beacon Hill to The Advisory Council of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area   Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Mariner’s House, 11 North Square, in the North End of Boston.

Patrick Hayes Martin County Commissioner

Saving Indian River Lagoon Dinner

You are cordially invited to join us on Tuesday, January 24th, for dinner in Stuart, Florida.

The Ocean River Institute and Sunshine Wildlife will recognize

Martin County Commissioner Patrick Hayes for his heroic action in leading passage of a lawn fertilizer ordinance.

For details please call Harper Dangler at 617-661-6647 or email for more information.

Wood Stork by Nan Beaver
Blue Frontiers Peter Benchley Awards Invitation card

Blue Frontiers/Peter Benchley Awards, Celebrate Our Seas,Marine Wildlife and Ocean Ecosystems

7:00 pm Friday, June 25, 2010 California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, Music by the Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band
Recognize top Oil Disaster Responders including Dr. Jane Lubchenco (NOAA), Cynthia Sarthou (Gulf Restoration Network) and our Master of Ceremonies Philippe Cousteau. Celebrate some of the world’s top Ocean Explorers and Marine Conservationists. Meet Don Walsh, who dove with Jacques Piccard aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste to an unsurpassed depth of 35,798 feet into the Mariana Trench. The Awards are designed to celebrate the legacy of ‘Jaws’ author, writer, filmmaker and marine conservationist Peter Benchley.

Ryan standing in ocean bay in Alaska
Save by the Sea by David Helvarg

Saved by the Sea: A Love Story with Fish

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blue Frontier President, David Helvarg has devoted his life to the world’s oceans and the people who depend on them. This memoir is the remarkable story of his career in activism and journalism, where his fight to save the oceans has become a visionary and, at times, all consuming cause. From bodysurfing Central American war zones, diving barrier reefs with his tragically fated love Nancy, or being bumped by a whale off Antarctica, David Helvarg has lived a life often as endangered as the ocean he now works to protect. ‘Saved by the Sea – A Love Story with Fish’ is the well-told tale of this long-time journalist and private investigator’s personal love, loss and redemption in the free flowing heart of our blue planet.

David Helvarg, will present his newest book at the New England Aquarium on Tuesday, May 11 at 7 pm. The Ocean River Institute will host him during his stay in Boston. David will be arriving on Sunday, May 9, and staying till Wednesday, May 12. Drop us a line at ORI if you’d like to catch up with the eminent Seaweed Rebel. You can hear David’s adventures when Rob spoke with David from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies on Episode 15 - Seaweed Rebels Rally and Wear Blue for President Obama's National Ocean Policy

ORI at Cambridge Community Center

Ocean Blue By You! ~ Rally

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


NMFS hears from Ecostewards to save Tuna

Monday, December 21, 2009

Springfield site for Biomass Generator

Public Comments for Construction Debris Burning "Clean Energy" Biomass 38 MW Generator

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Palmer Renewable Energy, Springfield MA, plans to burn 700 tons per day construction and demolition debris, skip environmental impact review and violate MA Global WArming Solutions Act. Add your voice and comment in letter that ORI will deliver for you.


Lone Figure Standing in Grey Landscape

350 ppm CO2 World Action Day

Saturday, October 24, 2009

See rally photographs from Prospect Hill to Boston Harbor.

To stop climate change, reverse global warming and reduce greenhouse gas buildup, we must restore the world’s atmosphere to 350 parts per million CO2. Stand up, be noticed and be heard with local organizations and Together we can change the debates and make clear before the next set of international climate change meetings.

Roz at the oars mid-Pacific Ocean

Roz Savage illustrated talk of rowing the Pacific Ocean

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Meet Roz Savage, Ocean Rower, at the Regatta Bar, the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA, during the Head of the Charles Weekend. Roz Savages uses her seafaring adventures to motivate others to take action on environmental issues. ORI is assisting Roz Savage to become the first woman to row solo across the Pacific Ocean by holding a fundraising reception. Roz, in her own words, is "paddling the Pacific, rowing towards a greener world, one stroke at a time."

Atlantic Wollfish

Westfield River Hearing

August 17, 2009

Rescue Atlantic Wolffish

February 27, 2009

Past Educational Events

Salem Sound Coastwatch Race for Salem Sound
Saturday, July 25, 2009

Canoe the Fort River, Amherst MA
Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Sea Change, Imagine a World Without Fish, World Premiere
Saturday, March 14, 2009

Blue Vision Summit
Saturday, March 7-10, 2009

Boston Harbor Educators Annual Conference
Saturday, October 4, 2008

Seabird and Whale Tale Fall Voyage
Sunday, September 7, 2008

Polar Bears and Sensorial Frogs versus the Know-It-All State of Mind
Monday, July 21, 2008

Celebrating Clean Air and Water
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mystic River Music Festival
Saturday, June 28, 2008

Saving Beef Island, BVI
Wednesday, June 24, 2008

Seabirds and Whale Tale Cruise
Saturday, June 8, 2008

Alaska Oceans Festival
Saturday, June 7, 2008

EarthFest on the Esplanade
Saturday, May 24, 2008

Fort River Canoe Trip
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mass Marine Educators Woods Hole Conference
Saturday, May 3, 2008

Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions Annual Meeting
Saturday, March 1, 2008

Massachusetts Ocean Day
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Environmental Justice . . . One Case at a Time
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Voices to Better Manage Our Ocean for Healthy Waters and Clean Energy
Monday, September 10, 2007

Rivers to the Sea
Thursday, July 19, 2007

Resources (not related to ORI)

Wikipedia: Dolphins


NOAA - Ocean

The Society for Ocean Sciences

The American River originates in the high Sierra Nevada just west of Lake Tahoe

Planet Ocean

Wikipedia: Ocean

What is a watershed?

What is a river?

California rafting

Estuary: Where River Meets the Sea

Marine renewables

Ocean Conservancy's Oceans

Save the Sea: Ocean Wildlife

Enchanted Learning: Ocean Animal Printouts

Green Nature: Intertidal Animals

Dolphin Emulator

Beluga Pods


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