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Marine Science Sunday: Back from the Brink - Saving Species
The Marine Mammal Center

Marine Science Sunday:

Back from the Brink -

Saving Species

The Marine Mammal Center

Sunday, May 8 and 22, 2016 10am-5pm

FREE admission!

A Hawaiian monk seal

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.

This month we celebrate the work taking place to help save 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.



Program Summary

 

  • FREE Classroom Programs: Back from the Brink: Saving Species - 12 PM and 2 PM  (1 hour sessions)

    Come learn about the efforts of The Marine Mammal to save endangered and threatened marine mammals.  Learn how the Center built a hospital in Hawaii to save the most endangered seal in the US, cut down on ship strikes to the World's largest animal, and our current fur seal patients. A great complement 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!


 

  • For May 8th only, join us to launch a brand new animated short on climate change and marine mammals, and meet the animators! 

    Join us for the world premiere of a new climate change animated video!  Written and directed by Bret Parker, an animator with Pixar Animation, and with the support of animation students from California College of the Arts, this new video will highlight the science of climate change, the effects on marine mammals and how we can help take action to help keep the environment healthy. From 11 AM - 3 PM, Bret and the California College of the Arts students will be answering guests questions, highlighting the artwork and clay sculptures used to animate the video and teach guests how to sketch a sea lion!


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!):

  • How big can an adult blue whale get?
  • How many Hawaiian monk seals are left in the World?
  • What patients are at the hospital that are on the Endangered Species list?

 



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, June 12 and 26.

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



Quiz Answers...

1) 100 feet long, 2) 1,280 animals left 3) We have admitted and treated Northern fur seals, Guadalupe fur seals, Stellar sea lion and Hawaiian monk seals all in that last year!

..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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