About Us

WAVE Foundation strives to excite, engage and educate our community about the wonders of aquatic life and the importance of conservation. Programming initiatives exist in three core 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 450 dedicated volunteers.

Each of WAVE’s programs aims to increase awareness, curiosity and respect of aquatic animals and their environments. In doing so, we create unique opportunities for the community to experience and participate in our programs.

WAVE Foundation is an independent, educational foundation at Newport Aquarium and is designated as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Tax id # 61-1325992.  WAVE Foundation works in partnership with Newport Aquarium to generate awareness of and amplify our mission throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.  All fundraising efforts conducted by WAVE Foundation are completely seperate from Newport Aquarium.  If you have any questions relative to the relationship, please contact Scott Wingate, Executive Director, 859-815-1404.

WAVE Stands For:
Welfare of Aquatic Animals through
Volunteerism and