E.O. Wilson Day 


Event Date: Friday, October 7
Event Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama


This program is sponsored by The Carolyn W. Saunders Foundation, with additional support from the following partnering organizations:

Alabama Coastal Foundation, Alabama School of Math and Science, The Audubon Society, City of Mobile, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Downtown Alliance, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, The Longleaf Alliance, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Mobile Botanical Gardens, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Mobile Baykeeper, Mobile County, Mobile Museum of Art, The Nature Conservancy of Alabama, Scenic98Coastal, Seamen’s Foundation, The Sierra Club, South Alabama Land Trust, University of South Alabama Biology Department

Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon (MEAL)

Join Us for the 10th Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday October 26, 2022 at the Riverview Hotel.  Doors open at 11:00 and Lunch will be served at 11:30.  If you would like to sponsor, purchase a table or a ticket click the link below.

Click Here to Sponsor or purchase a ticket

Marine Environmental Award Winners

Awards will be presented to an individual and an organization that have made outstanding contributions to marine environmental sustainability in the Alabama Gulf Coast Region. 

Gulf Coast Marine Environmental Excellence Award - which recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to marine environmental sustainability in the Alabama Gulf Coast Region. Angus R Cooper III 

Gulf Coast Marine Enviromental Leadership Award - Recognizes an organization whose efforts have resulted in the improvement of marine environmental sustainability in the Alabama Gulf Coast Region. Alabama Wildlife Federation 

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation

Join the Friends of the Sea Lab

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) is Alabama’s marine science education and research laboratory. Located on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, the DISL is surrounded by Mobile Bay, Mississippi Sound and the waters of the Gulf, making it perfectly situated for a wide range of marine science activity. DISL’s mission encompasses marine science research, coastal zone management policy, K-12 education, professional development for teachers and educating the general public through the Alabama Aquarium, DISL’s public aquarium.

Your contribution to join the Friends of the Sea Lab will help support the following:

  • Marine Research
  • Fisheries Research
  • Campus Development
  • Alabama Aquarium
  • Educational Programs

Scheduled Events

View Now

honor roll of Donors

View Now

Check Presentation from the Mobile County Commission

Thank you to the Mobile County Commission who presented the DISLF with a $250,000 check which helped top off the Capital Campaign for the outdoor classroom and pool.

Ground Breaking for New Outdoor Classroom and Pool

Thank you to Mobile County Commissioner Randall Dueitt, Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson, Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier, and the DISL Foundation Board who helped with the ground breaking on the campus of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab for the new outdoor classroom and pool.

Support Education

"The course style influenced me in the college that I eventually attended. I am very thankful for the Marine Science Course and the Sea Lab. It was my first step into a field of study which I still find very interesting."

- Autumn, Marine Science Course
for High School Students.

Support Research

"The diversity of these experiences and being exposed to different lab techniques and a variety of field work has really helped me as a young scientist."

- Ph.D. Student Jesse Gwinn

Support Campus

"I wanted to come to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab because of the researchers and the resources", Rodriguez explained. "It's a close environment with easy access to faculty and everyone is excited to help you."

- Masters Graduate, Alex Rodriguez

donate now

Support the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

There are many ways to show your support for DISL from monthly
contributions to leaving a legacy gift in your will.

We Educate

Our communities about its mission

We Fund

Special projects and endowments

Join Us

Support this unique resource

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
PO Box 82151
Mobile, AL   36689

Click the QR Code to Donate to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation Today! 


We Educate

Our communities about its mission


We Fund

Special projects and endowments


Join Us

 Support this unique resource




Click here to make an online donation now or click the donate tab for more options to donate. 

When you shop on Amazon Smile did you know that Amazon will  donate .05% of your purchase to DISL Foundation.  It does not cost you anything except taking the extra step to log into Amazon Smile.  Thank you for taking the time to support the Sea Lab.