Hoover High Graduates

Basic Steps

How to Create an Ocean Discovery Portal Account

Step 1. Go to Ocean Discovery’s Registration Portal page, scroll down, and click on Create An Account to begin the account creation process: https://oceandiscovery.datapropeller.com/ParticipantPortal/Index

Note: Please read instructions before proceeding. Some important things you should be aware of when registering to become a graduate member are:

  • You must be 18 years old to create an account. If you are under 18, please have an adult parent/guardian create an account and add you under Managed Family or Volunteer Group.
  • If you are a Hoover High graduate currently pursuing post-secondary education you may apply to be a Hoover High Graduate Member.
  • If you are a Hoover High graduate and have already completed post-secondary education and/or are already in your career, please apply to be an Adult Volunteer. We would appreciate your help in mentoring future leaders!
  • Your login is your email account. If you forget your login email or password or encounter an error message, please contact Ocean Discovery staff. PLEASE DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT.
  • We are here to help! Please contact Ocean Discovery at 619-795-8365 or email us at reception@oceandi.org if you have questions.

Step 2. Enter Account Information:

a. Email: This email address will be assigned to you as your username to log into the portal. Make sure to enter an email you check regularly. Please make sure you write your email down as you will need it anytime you want to sign up for opportunities.

b. Password: You will need your email to retrieve a lost password. Note that your password must conform to the requirements indicated on the screen. Please make sure you write your password down.

Step 3. Enter Name and Address information. More specifically, please include First Name and Last Name, Current Address, City, State, and Postal/Zip Code.

Step 4. Enter your demographic information. This information includes Date of Birth, Gender, Hispanic/Latino (yes or no), and Race.

Step 5. If you would like to receive email messages about our opportunities at an alternate email address (e.g., another family member), enter an email address in the Notification Email field.

Step 6. If you would like to receive reminders about programs or service days by text message, enter your Mobile Number (cell phone number) here.

Note: You will NOT be charged any fees for accepting text messages from Ocean Discovery Institute. Additional data charges from your carrier may apply.

Step 7. Select your Reason for Registering with Ocean Discovery. You can select more than one option if applicable. Please select all options that apply to you.

Note: To select multiple options, select your first option, then click the field again and the same list will pop up with the already selected field in grey. Continue to select as many options that apply.

Step 8. Please skip this question. Do NOT enter any information in Requested Organizations.

Step 9. Please enter your Family Emergency Contact information. You must enter at least one emergency contact that Ocean Discovery staff can contact in case you and/or your family members have an emergency while participating in opportunities with Ocean Discovery. Click on the Add Contact button for every new contact you wish to enter.

Step 10. Once you have entered your account information and reviewed our Ocean Discovery Community Agreement, click Submit.

Note: By clicking submit, you agree to join Ocean Discovery Institute in an effort to successfully create a safe and welcoming environment for you/your child and others to make discoveries, by upholding the Community Agreement.

After you submit your account information, you will receive an email providing you with your login information as well as the DataPropeller website. Keep this for future reference.

To Submit a Hoover High Graduate Member Application

Step 1. After your account information has been submitted, you will have access to your portal. To login, go back to the registration portal at https://oceandiscovery.datapropeller.com/ParticipantPortal/Index and select Login in the top right corner.

Step 2. Once logged in, click on the Main Menu, and select Apply to be a Participant.

Step 3. In order to become a Hoover High Graduate Member of Ocean Discovery Institute, you must fill out a MEMBER (Hoover High Graduate) Application. To access this application, click Apply next to the application.

Here are some helpful hints for completing the application.

a. You can select multiple answers for some questions. To choose multiple options, click CTRL on your keyboard and select all options that apply.

b. For single response questions, please make sure to select the best option.

c. When entering text, please make sure to keep your response as short and concise as possible.

d. Questions highlighted in GREEN are those that have been answered, those in RED are those that are required, and questions that have not been answered or are optional will display no color.

e. Click Next Screen at the bottom of each page to advance to the next section or Previous Screen if you would like to review or make any changes to your responses. Once entered, your responses will be automatically saved.

f. Once all sections are completed and you have reviewed your responses, click Submit. You will see a message saying that the application has been submitted.

Note: The following pages go through each section and question in the MEMBER (Hoover High Graduate) Application, answering any questions that may arise.

MEMBER (Graduate) – Background Info

Question 1: Click the field to select your birthday from the pop-out calendar or manually enter your birthdate using the format specified: MM/DD/YYYY.

Question 2: Select your High School graduation year. In order to be a graduate member you must have already graduated Hoover High.

Question 3: Select Yes I am if you participated in Ocean Leader activities while in High School. Not being an Ocean Leader will NOT disqualify you from becoming a graduate member.

Question 4: Select Yes I am, if you plan to attend or are currently attending a community college, a 4-year institution, graduate program, or other post-high school certification program.

Question 5: Type in the name of the college, university or technical school you are enrolled in or planning to enroll in.

Question 6: Type in the term and year you plan to graduate or complete your post-secondary education. For example: Spring, 2022.

Question 7: Select the field(s) you wish to pursue. This question is multi-select so select all options that apply by holding down the CTRL button and selecting your responses. If your STEM field is not on the list, select Other STEM field. If you are not pursuing a STEM field, scroll down to the bottom of the list and select Non-STEM field.

Member – Demographics

Question 1. Select the range for your Annual Household Income. This includes all incomes generated from individuals currently living in your home. This information is critical in helping us obtain grants that provide the funding for our tuition-free programming for our school-shed students.

Question 2. Select the number of individuals that are currently living in your household.

MEMBER (Graduate) – Volunteer

Question 1. Select Yes, I do. if you are interested in volunteering with Ocean Discovery to help us serve our youth in City Heights.

MEMBER (Graduate) – Requirements

Question 1. Select I acknowledge… to acknowledge that to become an approved Member you must 1) have an approved application 2) have completed a Membership Orientation AND 3) have received a Member identification badge which is issued at the end of the Membership Orientation.

MEMBER (Graduate) – Background Check

Question 1. All Hoover High Graduate Members are subject to a background check for the safety of the students at the Living Lab. Select Yes, I do to agree to hold harmless Ocean Discovery Institute and any individual or entity providing them with information received from this background check.

Question 2/3: For each question, select the answer that applies to you. We must ask these questions to ensure the safety of our students. If you report, or if it is revealed by a background check, that the answer is yes for either question, you may NOT become a Member with Ocean Discovery Institute. When you are finished with Question 3, select Next Screen.

MEMBER (Graduate) – Acknowledgements

Question 1. First, click on the file attachment to open and review the document. Select Yes, I do to agree to rules and regulations outlined in the Community Agreement. Please note that should you not agree to the terms, your application will NOT be approved.

Question 2. Select Yes, I do to consent to being photographed, recorded or videotaped by Ocean Discovery Institute and their partners.

Question 3. First, click on the file attachment to open and review the document. Select Yes, I do to authorize your Consent to Participate. Please note that should you not authorize your consent, your application will NOT be approved.


Question 1. To confirm that the information you have entered in this application is true, type your first and last name.

Question 2. Click the field to select today's date from the pop-out calendar or manually enter the date using the format specified: MM/DD/YYYY. Click on the Submit Application button when finished.

After you submit your application you will receive an email from us and a message on your portal regarding your application status.

  • You will be able to print your application after it is submitted. When viewing the list of applications, the file will be available next to the application you submitted. Here, you can review your responses and your application status.
  • You will be notified by email and portal within the next 2 days if your application has been approved.
  • If you have any questions regarding your application status, please contact us at 619-795-8365 or email us at reception@oceandi.org.

How to Register for Sessions

Once your student is approved, they become a School-Shed Student Member with Ocean Discovery Institute. You can then register your student member for sessions.

Step 1. Once logged in, your Portal Dashboard will open. Under the Getting Started, click View for View Session Calendar.

Step 2. The Calendar of Opportunities page will open.

NOTE: All School-Shed Member Programs are displayed in the color blue.

Step 3. Find the School-shed Member session that you would like to sign up for.

  • On the Calendar of Opportunities, the session will tell you basic details such as the session name, date, and start time. (See Example Above: NAKOA Warriors at 8 am on the 19th)
  • To view Session Details at a glance, you can hover the cursor over the desired session without clicking on it.
  • To view full session details, click on the desired session and the Session Description page will open and display the full session details.

Step 4. Confirm that this is the session you want to sign up for, then click Register.

Step 5. Click Myself to register yourself for the School-Shed Program.

Step 6. Upon registering, the Enrollment Summary page will open. This is a confirmation page to show that you have successfully signed up for the volunteer opportunity.

Step 7. In addition to the Enrollment Summary, you will also receive an email confirming your enrollment date.