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1930 Society

1930 Society

Associates who give $1,000 or more annually are welcomed into the 1930 Society, which honors the year Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was established.

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Become a 1930 Society member

As a 1930 Society member, you will have access to unprecedented opportunities for intellectual engagement with our scientists and engineers, including:

  • Invitations to science presentations and other WHOI special events in Woods Hole and other locations such as Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.
  • Opportunities for science immersion experiences and travel, hosted by a WHOI scientist
  • Private WHOI tours and opportunities to meet one-on-one with scientists
  • One year subscription to Oceanus magazine (2 issues)
  • WHOI Annual Calendar
  • An invitation to the annual Afternoon of Science gathering in Woods Hole
  • Discounts at the WHOI store and at more than 250 science museums
  • Ocean Insights, our monthly e-newsletter filled with news and information about the ocean
  • Recognition in our donor report as a 1930 Society member


For more information on how to become a member, contact Victoria Smith, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at (508) 289-3313 or at


I give to WHOI to inspire and support the next generation of oceanographers. ~ Harry Hollum, on a 1930 Society field trip aboard R/V Tioga