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Ocean Connections is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to inspire conservation leadership and public action for our worlds ocean through education. Join us at any of our upcoming events to learn more and support our cause.


TURN THE TIDE GALA



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Join us for our 2nd Annual TURN THE TIDE GALA

Enjoy an afternoon of amazing marine mammals, conservation, and fundraising. Ocean Connections is dedicated to inspiring conservation awareness and public action for our world’s ocean through education. Our beautiful ambassadors will touch your heart while teaching your mind as we share an afternoon devoted to conservation awareness. Go under the sea and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of marine mammals. Meet our animal ambassadors personally and experience animal interactions beyond your dreams. All proceeds raised directly benefit Ocean Connections education, conservation, and animal care programs.

WHEN: Saturday, August 15, 2020
VIP Early Entry: 1:30pm-6:00pm
General Admission: 2:30pm-6:00pm

WHERE: Ocean Connections (located within the Milwaukee County Zoo)
10001 W Bluemound Road, Milwaukee

TICKETS:
VIP Animal Interactive Experience & Early Arrival – $230
VIP Guests enjoy the opportunity to meet our beautiful animal ambassadors personally! An experience unlike any you’ve ever imagined awaits you as you meet, pet, feed and interact with California sea lions and harbor seals. Special interactive photo opportunities are yours to enjoy. Meet the animals, professional trainers, and guest speakers as a VIP guest! Be ready for an amazing experience!

General Gala Entry – $130
All guests will enjoy a beautiful afternoon centered around our amazing animals. Your adventure includes gourmet hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, silent and live auction and our animal ambassador program.

Ocean Connections is taking strong measures to ensure that this event is safe. The health and safety of our guests, team and animals is of great importance to us. Our location within the zoo allows for a private entrance, an outdoor event, social distancing, Saving Species masks will be provided to each guest, strong sanitation measures and individually served food and beverage service are all being provided. Our goal is to provide a safe, amazing afternoon of conservation awareness and entertainment.


VIRTUAL 5K



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Just because we have to keep our distance, doesn’t mean we have to stay inside! Join Ocean Connections for our very own Sea Lion Shuffle Stay Away 5K, with all proceeds benefitting sea lion care and conservation. Run, walk, hike, or bike a 5K by yourself from anywhere to participate in this fun event!

WHEN: July 18th & 19th, 2020

WHERE: Anywhere!

REGISTRATION:
Sign up individually or as a team. Teams require a minimum of 7 participants. Each team registrant will be entered to win a private interactive program with the seals and sea lions of Ocean Connections.
 

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