An annual event, the Girls in Ocean Science Conference connects female ocean experts and scientists with young women looking to explore ocean science-based fields of study and careers.

Open to both middle school and high school students, the day-long conference brings together learning and mentorship as participants spend the day conducting research in labs and at sea aboard a local vessel. Young women who love science or who are just beginning to show an interest will come away with connections and resources that will empower them to continue their exploration and passion for the sea.

The Girls in Ocean Science Conference is generously sponsored by the Steinmetz Family Foundation.


Sunday, September 24, 2023
High School (9th -12th grades)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All labs will be conducted at sea on NOAA’s research vessel Shearwater.

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Saturday, September 30, 2023
Middle School (6th -8th grades)
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Labs will be conducted onsite at SBMM and on the vessel Double Dolphin.

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For more information, contact SBMM Education Director Lis Perry at or (805) 456-8741.