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Marine Science Sunday: Celebrating World Oceans Day- The Big, The Small, and The Weird
The Marine Mammal Center

Marine Science Sunday:

Celebrating World Oceans Day: The Big, The Small, and The Weird

The Marine Mammal Center

Sunday, June 8 and 22, 2014 10am-5pm

FREE admission!

An orca breaching

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month for Marine Science Sunday - a FREE engaging ocean-inspired classroom series from our education experts.

In honor of World Oceans Day, the theme this month is Celebrating Our Oceans: The Big, The Small, and The Weird.  Come learn about the amazing diversity of life that lives out in the Ocean, from the big to the small and everything in between.  Docent-led tours will take you around the hospital showcasing some of the patients we are caring for and how our veterinarians are getting them better.  Classroom presentations will feature interactive activities and multimedia showcasing the diversity of life living in our oceans, from the biggest animal in the World (the blue whale), to the smallest animals in the Ocean (plankton), the top predator (the orca, or killer whale) and even the weirdest animals like the unicorns of the sea, the narwhal!

In addition, The Marine Mammal Center Green Team will be partnering with Waste to Waves, Sustainable Surf, and All One Ocean to raise awareness about some innovative ways to reduce trash. These organizations are working together to transform styrofoam waste into surfboards and set up Beach Cleanup Boxes at beaches around California.

There will be a Styrofoam recycling drive to collect Styrofoam for surfboards as well as a free raffle of a Bureo skateboard made from fishing nets and one Safe Sea Set from a local Marin-based toy company.

Waste to Waves Sustainable Surf All One Ocean Bigger

 



Program Summary

 

  • FREE Classroom Programs: Saving Species: Endangered Marine Mammals - 12 PM and 2 PM  (1 hour sessions)

    Come learn about the diversity of life living in our oceans, from the biggest (the blue whale), to the smallest (plankton), to the top predator (the Orca), and everything in between!   A great compliment to the docent-led tour.

  • Docent-led Tours* - 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

    Learn fascinating facts about seals and sea lions from our education experts while seeing exhibits and patient viewing areas. (*Small fee applies, it helps our patients!).  

Book a Docent-Led Tour!


Quiz

Can't make this month's Marine Science Sunday? Test your knowledge of marine mammals with our short quiz
(answers at the bottom of the page - no cheating now!):

  • What animal can live to be over 200 years old?
  • What do Orcas like to eat?
  • How much does a blue whale weigh?

 



Extra Stuff!

Click here
for directions to The Marine Mammal Center.  

Click here for details about other Marine Science Sundays and events.

The next Marine Science Sunday theme is Marine Mammal Superheroes and will be offered Sunday, July 13 and 27.

Questions? Please contact Adam Ratner at ratnera@tmmc.org



Quiz Answers...

1) Bowhead whale, 2) Fish, Seals, Sea Lions, Whales, and even Sharks 3) Approximately 400,000 pounds, as much as 40 elephants

..how did you do?



 

The theme we celebrate the endangered and threatened marine mammals found along the California coast and Pacific Ocean, including the massive blue whale, Steller sea lions, fur seals, and the rarest seal in the United States, the Hawaiian monk seal. Docent-led tours will take you around the hospital showcasing some of the patients we are caring for and how our veterinarians are getting them better.  Classroom presentations will feature interactive activities and multimedia showcasing the amazing adaptations and diversity amongst some of the rarest marine mammals and the efforts of the Center to keep them alive.

Date:
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:
2000 Bunker Road
Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA 94965
United States

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