The goal of the CUI Marine Lab Outreach Program is to improve the Ocean Literacy of students, teachers, and the general public in Orange County. Ocean Literacy is defined by the Ocean Literacy Campaign as an understanding of the ocean’s influence on you, and your influence on the ocean. The Marine Lab offers no-cost educational mobile touch-tank and marine science lessons to public schools and free community events. We also offer these programs to tuition-driven institutions and events, but request a modest donation to support our outreach activities. We also offer weekly “Open Marine Lab Hours” (Fridays 11am-2pm) and on-site educational programs for groups visiting CUI. Mobile touch tank programs and lessons are differentiated for any audience age/grade, can be customized to fit into individual classroom curricula, and are aligned with the Principles of Ocean Literacy and Next Generation Science Standards. The Outreach Program has received support from the California Coastal Commission, Orange County Community Foundation, CUI Alumni Association, CUI Biology Department, and those served by our programs. Since the beginning of 2016, these programs have served approximately 20,000 community members!