Inspiring young minds through marine mammal science.

As part of our commitment to education, the NMMF has developed a series of workshops that focus on important topics in the marine mammal scientific community, such as marine mammal medicine, bioacoustics, and ocean conservation. We provide a variety of hands-on activities and direct interaction with NMMF scientists, veterinarians, trainers, and marine mammal experts to teach students and the public about marine mammals. We bring these workshops to local schools and organizations through classroom visits and online webinars. We also bring NMMF science to public events, such as community fairs, career fairs, and science festivals. In doing so, we hope to inspire future generations to pursue STEM related paths and protect marine mammals around the world.

Learn about our current workshops:

You Can Be a STEM Professional:

Marine Science Career Panel

POP For a Porpoise:

Prevent Ocean Plastics

Marine Mammal Conservation:

Endangered Marine Mammals

Under Pressure:

Marine Mammal Diving Adaptations

Dolphin Doctor:

Marine Mammal Medicine

Animal Helpers:

Marine Mammal Behavior and Training

Voices in the Sea

Marine Mammal Bioacoustics

Community Events

We have developed an informational booth with three activities created to highlight the central themes of NMMF research. The three themes are:

  • Marine Mammal Medicine
  • Under Pressure
  • Voices Beneath the Sea

Depending on the event, available space, and number of volunteers, one or all of these activities could be used. Our aim is to get young students interested in STEM education and careers by learning all about the amazing science we do with marine mammals! We also have a marine mammal trivia game that works well with a large event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?
Our offices are in Point Loma, San Diego. We do not hold events on site, so we typically bring our workshops to other locations with the help of our community partners.
Can I come for a tour?

The NMMF does not have a facility to tour. If you are interested in tours with the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program visit:

How can I reach you?

Please email us at

Where do you hold your workshops?

We work with the Girl Scouts of San Diego, the Fleet Science Center, and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center to regularly host our workshops.

Can I schedule a private presentation?

Yes, but we schedule on a first-come, first-serve basis and we cannot guarantee we will be available on any specific days.

Can I make a donation towards your outreach efforts?

Yes, Please visit our Donations Page

How to Get Involved

If your group is interested in having someone from the NMMF Outreach Team host a workshop or participate in a public event, please contact us at

Class and Group Visits

Marine Mammal Seminar Series

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