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Marine Conservation Institute Virtual Benefit Gala
Reserve your complimentary ticket. All gifts doubled by our board match!
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$1,225 by 16 people
Marine Conservation Institute
Please note: tickets are required to attend this event.
Our live Ocean Gala will begin at 5pm PST on December 3rd. Come dressed in your ocean finest, and mix up a batch of Blue Parkatinis with our mixologist at 4:30 to celebrate the announcement of our NEWEST Blue Park!
Please join us virtually on December 3rd as we celebrate over 25 years of protecting diversity, beauty and the importance of wild ocean places. The program features our special guest Ian Shive and clips from his spectacular underwater IMAX film Hidden Pacific along with other ocean luminaries, a silent auction, and raffle prizes.
Feeling fancy? Come dressed in your oceanic finest--whether glamorous or whimsical, whether you're wearing it or your dog is--and post your fashion pictures to our shared folder for a chance to win an ocean-themed prize!
We'll also be celebrating our NEWEST Blue Park (to be announced!) with our very own Blue Sparkle cocktail. Join our celebrity mixologist Duskie Estes at 4:30 for pre-event instructions for crafting your own cocktail to enjoy while the gala unfolds. Here are the ingredients you'll need:
1/2 oz blue curacao
1/2 oz st. germaine
1 oz. gin
3 oz sparkling wine
Optional garnishes: dehydrated lime slice, a few jewels of a finger lime, edible glitter on the rim, floating borage flowers.
Your gift will go far this year--any donations will be doubled by our board match. And in the days leading up to the gala, the first 50 friends to donate $50 or more will receive a limited-edition hand-crafted whale from Happy Little Whales (U.S. addresses only, please).
IMPORTANT LINKS FOR THE EVENING:
To upload photographs of your Blue Sparkle or other ocean-inspired cocktails for a chance to win a prize, please visit: tinyurl.com/y5pu5uz7
To upload photographs of your “Ocean Couture” gala outfits (for yourselves or for your pets!) for a chance to win a prize, please visit: tinyurl.com/y5pu5uz7
To browse and bid at our Silent Auction (open December 3 - December 10), please visit: https://tinyurl.com/yyfsuwrj
To watch the full film “Hidden Pacific” (exclusively available to gala guests between noon Dec. 3 and noon Dec. 4) please visit: https://tinyurl.com/y46zva9a password oceangala
Be sure to tune in live! Giveaways throughout the evening will include:
-Ian Shive’s extraordinary new book “Refuge,” which crystallizes years of exploration in America’s national wildlife refuge system.
-The signed art photo book “Between Worlds” – a stunning collaboration between international award-winning photographer Henthorne and EarthScape artist Andres Amador, whose canvases for the project were wide expanses of beach at low tide.
RSVP today, and cheers to coming together to celebrate this blue planet!
This event is generously sponsored by:
Enormous thanks to our special gala guests: photographer Ian Shive, Native Hawaiian Elder Sol Kaho’ohalahala, Cristina Mittermeier of Only.One, Abrolhos Marine National Park manager Fernando P. M. Repinaldo Filho, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and our extraordinary host Marhsall Behling.
We are deeply grateful to this year’s auction contributors: Sam Dakin, Blue Waters Kayaking, Carol Nimick, Jeff Smith, Laura Schermeister, Robert le Clair, Jim Toomey, BJ Blanchard, The Aquarium of the Pacific, Heidi and Bradley Lawrence, Ronan Morgan, Marshall Behling, Madeleine Serkissian, Henthorne, Ian Shive, Chantecaille, and Sand Cloud