Upcoming Events

Date: Tuesday, January 19th | 4-5pm PST 

NMMF x Girl Scouts Webinar: Voices in the Sea

Most marine mammals rely on sound for communication, foraging, navigation, and predator avoidance. Scientists at the NMMF explore the sounds marine mammals make, the sounds they hear, and the effect human-made sound has on them. This workshop describes the novel ways we study acoustics and then engages students in a variety of activities to demonstrate the science of sound and how we measure it.

Location: Virtual – GoToWebinar
Targeted audience: Grades 4th-8th (Juniors – Cadettes)
Registration link: Register Here!

Date: Thursday, January 28th, 2021 | 4-5pm PST

Public Webinar: Voices in the Sea

Most marine mammals rely on sound for communication, foraging, navigation, and predator avoidance. Scientists at the NMMF explore the sounds marine mammals make, the sounds they hear, and the effect human-made sound has on them. This workshop describes the novel ways we study acoustics and then engages students in a variety of activities to demonstrate the science of sound and how we measure it.

Location: Virtual – GoToWebinar
Targeted audience: Grades 4th-8th  
Registration link: Register Here!

Date: Thursday, February 11th, 2021 | 4-5pm PST

NMMF x Girl Scout Webinar: Marine Mammal Conservation

This program teaches basic marine mammal biology and ecology, with a focus on key endangered and threatened marine mammals, and conservation efforts aimed at protecting them. Most importantly, students will have the unique opportunity to engage with STEM professionals in marine mammal science and learn what THEY can do to help! This webinar will focus on our work with Southern Resident Killer Whales.

Location: Virtual – GoToWebinar
Targeted audience: Grades K-3rd (Daisies – Brownies)
Registration link: Register Here!

Date: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 | 4-5pm PST

Public Webinar: Marine Mammal Conservation

This program teaches basic marine mammal biology and ecology, with a focus on key endangered and threatened marine mammals, and conservation efforts aimed at protecting them. Most importantly, students will have the unique opportunity to engage with STEM professionals in marine mammal science and learn what THEY can do to help! This webinar will focus on our work with Southern Resident Killer Whales.

Location: Virtual – GoToWebinar
Targeted audience: Grades K-3rd   
Registration link: Register Here!

Date: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 | 4-5pm PST

NMMF x Girl Scout & Public Webinar: You Can Be!

The NMMF empowers students to pursue their potential through interactions with STEM professionals who share their unique stories about their career paths and why they are passionate about their work. Students will be encouraged to continue on an academic path towards STEM careers and families will learn how to bolster their children’s confidence in STEM fields.

Location: Virtual – GoToWebinar
Targeted audience: Grades 4th-8th: Families are encouraged to attend together.
Registration link: Register Here!

Date: Tuesday, April 13th | 4-5pm PST

NMMF x Girl Scouts Webinar: POP for a Porpoise (Prevent Ocean Plastics)

This signature program aims to educate students about the plastic ocean pollution epidemic. We focus on ways that plastic pollution affects marine animals such as entanglement and ingestion of plastics by dolphins, whales, sea turtles, sea birds, and fish. Our hope is that students who complete this workshop will have the knowledge and drive to make our earth a cleaner and healthier place, and that they will be excited to educate and inspire others.

Location: Virtual – GoToWebinar
Targeted audience: All ages  
Registration link: Register Here!

Date: Thursday, April 15th | 4-5pm PST

NMMF Public Webinar – Pop for a Porpoise

This signature program aims to educate students about the plastic ocean pollution epidemic. We focus on ways that plastic pollution affects marine animals such as entanglement and ingestion of plastics by dolphins, whales, sea turtles, sea birds, and fish. Our hope is that students who complete this workshop will have the knowledge and drive to make our earth a cleaner and healthier place, and that they will be excited to educate and inspire others.

Location: Virtual – GoToWebinar
Targeted audience: All ages
Registration link: Register Here!

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Workshop Information

Scientific Snapshots

The NMMF Scientific Snapshot - Virtual Seminar Series is a monthly webinar series featuring NMMF scientists sharing their unique work and highlighting current marine mammal topics. These events are aimed at adult audiences and open to the public.

Adult Presentations

Our outreach team offers adult presentations 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 presentations virtually.

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.
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

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