Upcoming Events

Date: Wednesday, October 6th | 4-5pm PDT & Tuesday October 12th | 1-2pm PDT 

NMMF Girl Scout and Student Webinar: Dolphin Doctor – On the Front Lines of Marine Mammal Medicine

This educational program explores marine mammal medicine and physiology with a focus on STEM principles. We guide students through a mock dolphin health assessment and explore the field of bioacoustics to learn how scientists can use sound to help care for marine mammals. Students will have the opportunity to interact with NMMF STEM professionals, who work daily to advance veterinary medicine and science to conserve marine mammals globally.

Location: Virtual – Zoom
Targeted audience: 9th-12th grades
Registration Link: 

October 6th:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdOCqpjgrE9bNs_-RN1lkm31sUJv50amE

October 12th:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqdOuupzgqGNZoGsRak4_yR2YuoQCP3t7y

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

NMMF Girl Scout and Student Webinar: Ocean Ambassadors – What have you done this year?

The NMMF will highlight young Ocean Ambassadors and their creative actions and projects that are protecting our shared oceans and preserving the communities in which they live. Join us to encourage students, and learn what they have been doing to create meaningful change in our world. Be prepared to be inspired!

Location: Virtual – Zoom
Targeted audience: All Ages
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqce-qrzosE9YJsexXsb_LGOQ0kxUt4sZ5

Date: Thursday, November 18th | 4-5pm PDT and Wednesday, December 1st | 1-2pm PST

NMMF Girl Scout and Student Webinar: Pop for a Porpoise – Holiday Edition

Wondering how to have a SUSTAINABLE holiday season? Join us for our signature event to learn about preventing plastic pollution, POP for a Porpoise HOLIDAY EDITION! POP for a Porpoise (Prevent Ocean Plastics) aims to educate the public 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.

Location: Virtual – Zoom
Targeted audience: All Ages
Registration Link: 

November 18th: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcu-opzkoEtSdHsONcBMuFLXyO7bCy27_


December 1st:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqdu6hqTIpHNUPCcAtsJIYgLKUFditMtvT

Date: TBD

Seal to SEAL Workshops

Why are marine mammals such great divers? What have humans learned from marine mammals that allows us to reach such great depths? In collaboration with the Office of Naval Research, Undersea Medicine Program, the National Marine Mammal Foundation presents an exciting hands-on virtual workshop, entitled “Seal to SEAL”! In this hour-and-a-half long workshop, we will have a special focus on marine mammal adaptations to diving and discuss both types of Navy undersea specialists.

Location: Virtual – Zoom
Targeted audience: This program is designed for students in 4th-8th grades, but all ages are welcome.
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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

Currently, our Junior Leaders program is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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