Our Mission:  The WAVE Foundation, in partnership with the Newport Aquarium, strives to excite, engage and educate our community about the welfare of aquatic life and the importance of conservation.

Programs exist in three core focus areas: education, conservation and volunteerism. WAVE provides unique education curriculum and experiences for students of all ages; supports and provides leadership in local, national and global conservation efforts; and has a vibrant volunteer program with over 500 dedicated volunteers.

The WAVE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization located at:  Logo_2006.jpg


Become a Summer Naturalist

Do you know a high school student aged 14-17 that is looking for a fun way to spend the summer?  The WAVE Foundation is now accepting applications for our Summer Naturalist Teen Volunteer Program.

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Crop for Conservation

Join the WAVE Foundation at our fourth annual "Crop for Conservation" on Friday, February 6 - Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Cincinnati Airport. Help WAVE raise money by spending the day scrapbooking with friends and shopping with local vendors. Register for either Friday or Saturday individual or sign up for both and save.  Registration includes six foot cropping space, raffle tickets, door prizes, live animal encounters, breakfast, lunch and dinner.   

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Tilly: A Journey of Survival

  Tilly is a Loggerhead Sea Turtle that was rescued as a straggler hatchling from a nest in North Carolina. After being treated and kept for educational purposes at Newport Aquarium for the past year, Tilly was released into the Atlantic Ocean. The Wave Foundation funded a satellite tag so you can follow Tilly's journey.

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