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



Winter Camp

 Are you looking for something fun for your kids to do over the upcoming winter break?  The WAVE Foundation will be offering Winter Camp WAVE for three days duing the holiday.  Camp runs from December 29th to December 31st. Sign up for one, two or all three days.

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What is #GivingTuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Donate to the WAVE Foundation on Giving Tuesday! Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a new tradition of generosity.   Your gift will support our ‘WAVE on Wheels’ Outreach Program – we visit schools, libraries, day cares, senior centers, businesses – with cool animals and unique education experiences!   

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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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