Our Mission:  The WAVE Foundation, in partnership with the Newport Aquarium, strives to excite, engage and educate our community about the wonders 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


Marine Biology & Conservation
Lecture Series

Join the WAVE Foundation for our inaugural “Marine Biology & Conservation Lecture Series," featuring an exciting lineup of scientists, educators, explorers and conservationists who will speak on the topic of marine systems and their conservation.

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Nauti Nite 

Join the WAVE Foundation for our 10th Annual Nauti Nite Fundraiser.

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WAVE on Wheels
Educational Outreach Program

  The WAVE Foundation now has our very own outreach van thanks to a generous gift from the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation!  Click below to learn how you can have our exotic animal ambassadors come to you.

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