One Ocean Exploration Zone

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The One Ocean Exploration Zone is an educational destination offering hands-on opportunities to discover ocean science and the environment. The ocean system connects us all by providing multiple services to our living environment - food, weather patterns, the oxygen we breathe, and vast recreational activities. The One Ocean Exploration Zone is a multi-stakeholder effort to enhance ocean literacy, broaden awareness of stressors facing the marine environment and educate visitors on conservation and sustainability efforts underway from the local to global scale.

The Race Village will open May 12 at 11 a.m. and will continue to be open until May 20 at 6 p.m.


GRAND OPENING: Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m. (closes at 7 p.m.)                 
Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday, May 14, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 17, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, May 18, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Free for all ages

Encourage your children’s teacher(s) to schedule a field trip to the 2018 Race Village and the educational One Ocean Exploration Zone.     Contact for more information.

Welcome to all of our exhibitor, education and sustainability partners!

  International Yacht Restoration School

• Mobile Maker Lab – Powered by IYRS, Polaris MEP, RIC + RI Commerce Corp, the Mobile Maker Lab will provide students, educators, manufacturers & others access to the latest in advanced manufacturing & automation in yacht restoration and creation.


 Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation

• Rose Island Lighthouse Trailer 

• Marine Debris Gull's Nest – See how marine debris affects the ecosystem of marine brids.

  Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation

Marine Debris – Understand the impact of marine debris through the eyes of a marine mammal.

• Learn about Buoyancy 

  Clean Ocean Access

• Fostering Environmentally Responsible Behaviors through the Power of Intention


  Rozalia Project

• R.O.V.s – Learn about the remotely operated vehicles the Rozalia Project uses to research and clean up marine environments

• Photobooth 

 Sailors for the Sea

• How Long does Marine Debris Last? – A look at the lifespan of the trash and particulates as they travel through the water column.


 Save the Bay

• Watershed and Water Quality – Learn about the watershed model for Narragansett Bay and how your actions are linked to the qualities of your local waterway. 


 Rhode Island Sea Grant

• Recycling Boats

• Storm Tools

  Community Boating Center, Inc.

• Solar Powered Water Quality Monitoring – Using solar energy to power local water quality monitoring.


   U.S. Sailing

• Compass Navigation – Learn the basics of using a compass to navigate on or off the water.

• Simple Machine Scavenger Hunt

 Seamen's Church Institute

• Maps & Navigation

• Marine Instruments

  Mystic Seaport

• Ocean Racing History

• Manila to Modern Fibers

• Life at Sea

  Bike Newport

• Bikes are Solutions


   Tim Jarvis AM

Adventurer and environemntal scientist Tim Jarvis



• Selected Film Shorts


  Volvo Ocean Race Science Program

• Ocean Parameter Display


   University of Rhode Island



Herreshoff Marine Museum & America's Cup Hall of Fame

• Model Ship Test Tank


New Bedford Whaling Museum

• Whales and Boats


Audubon Society of Rhode Island



Whale & Dolphin Conservation



Oliver Hazard Perry

• Tour the historic tall ship, Oliver Hazard Perry.