Upcoming Events

POP for a Porpoise (Prevent Ocean Plastics)

As an official Girl Scouts community partner, the NMMF hosts monthly workshops for scouts. This month’s workshop will be all about preventing plastic pollution in our oceans.

When: Tuesday September 22nd 4:30 – 5:30 PST
Where: Virtual Seminar, Register Here.

Scientific Snapshot: Veterinary Considerations for the Conservation of Small Cetaceans at Risk of Extinction

Dr. Cynthia Smith, Executive Director & Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Forrest Gomez, Director of Medicine at the National Marine Mammal Foundation will discuss the role of veterinary medicine in integrated conservation action plans for dolphins and porpoises at risk of extinction around the globe.

When: Thursday, September 24th 4:30 – 5:30 PST
Where: Virtual Seminar, Register Here.

Coastal Cleanup Day

Hosted by I Love A Clean San Diego- Here at the NMMF, we know that the health of marine mammals AND humans depends on a healthy environment. We encourage you to join our outreach partner, I Love A Clean San Diego for their Coastal Cleanup Day.

When: Saturday, September 26th 4:30 – 5:30 PST
Where: Virtual Seminar, Register Here.

Scientific Snapshot: Brittany Novick, Climate Change and Marine Mammals

Learn more about the effects of climate change on marine mammals as part of the Climate Reality Project’s “24 HOURS OF REALITY: COUNTDOWN TO THE FUTURE

When: Saturday, October 10th 1:00 PST
Where: Virtual Seminar, Registration coming soon.

STEM Career Panel

This webinar is designed for students in junior high through early college. We have a wide variety of panelists who represent a broad range of STEM careers relating to marine mammal science.

When: Tuesday, August 25th 4:30 – 5:30 PST
Where: Virtual Seminar, Register Here

Workshop Information

Student/Scout Workshops
Working with our community partners such as the Girl Scouts and the Fleet Science Center, we hold regular educational workshops featuring marine mammal science. Typically, we schedule 2-3 workshops a month, however currently, we are only conducting these workshops virtually. Please keep an eye out on our calendar and on social media for announcements about upcoming events.
School and Classroom Visits
We would love to come to your school and do a classroom presentation or an assembly for the whole school. We can modify our workshop topics for any age level.
Adult Seminars
Our outreach team offers adult seminars that provide an opportunity to get to know the NMMF and learn more about our programs and latest marine mammal science. If you have a group that is interested in an adult seminar, please contact us at outreach@nmmf.org. **Currently, we are only conducting these seminars virtually.
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 our community interested in learning all about the amazing science we do with marine mammals!

Junior Leaders

Are you in high school and are looking to volunteer some of your time? Do you love marine life or the ocean? If so, this is just the program for you. We are offering a program for students who would like to join us to help facilitate our events with younger kids. Our junior leaders will come early to events to help set up, guide activities, all while learning about the cool science we are doing. This is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills and also get some volunteer hours.

We also support scouts looking for an organization to partner with for projects or awards.

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: https://www.public.navy.mil/navwar/NIWCPacific/technology/Pages/mammals.aspx

How can I reach you?

Please email us at outreach@nmmf.org

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

Interested in signing up for an event?


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