Marine Science Sunday: Under The Bridge: Marine Mammals of SF Bay The Marine Mammal Center
Marine Science Sunday:
Under The Bridge:
Marine Mammals of SF Bay
The Marine Mammal Center
Sunday, August 10 and 24, 2014 10am-5pm
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.
Our own backyard in the bay is full of amazing marine mammals! Free classroom programs will highlight our local sea lions, harbor porpoises, dolphins, and even the occasional whale that wanders under the Bridge! We recommend teaming our free classroom program with a Docent-led tour at 11am, 1pm or 3pm for a truly immersive marine mammal experience. Read on for more info...
FREE Classroom Programs: Under The Bridge: Marine Mammals of SF Bay- 12 PM and 2 PM (1 hour sessions)
Join Adam Ratner, Guest Experience Manager and animal care volunteer at The Marine Mammal Center, for an interactive presentation on the marine mammals we can see in the Bay! Adam will talk about the sea lions at PIER 39, the harbor porpoises returning to the Bay after a 60 year absence, and the whales that sometimes make a detour from their migrations into the Bay! Sessions are held in the Center's classroom at 12pm and 2pm. 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!).
Can't make this month's Marine Science Sunday? Test your knowledge
of local marine mammals with our short quiz (answers at the bottom of the page - no cheating now!):
When did California sea lions begin appearing at PIER 39?
What are two differences between harbor porpoises and dolphins?
What was the name of the Humpback Whale that got stuck in the Bay twice and needed to be rescued by The Marine Mammal Center ?
Click here for directions to The Marine Mammal Center.
Click here for details about other Marine Science Sundays and events.
Under The Bridge: Marine Mammals in SF Bay will be presented on both August 10 and 24!
The next Marine Science Sunday topic is Top Predators: Sharks and Orcas and will be held on September 7 and 21, 2014.