Students learn about basic marine mammal biology and ecology through current NMMF marine mammal conservation and research efforts.

With a focus on hands-on learning, participants engage in demonstrations and activities that teach about the current challenges faced by threatened and endangered marine mammal species across the globe, such as the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. Concepts of extinction, human impact, and the science and technology behind monitoring threatened populations are explored. Most importantly, this program provides opportunities for young people in our community to engage with real STEM professionals in marine mammal science and teaches them what THEY can do to help protect wild marine mammal populations.

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