Upcoming Events

Date: Wednesday, June 16th I 4-5 pm PST

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

Dolphin Doctor: On the Front Lines of Marine Mammal Medicine focuses on marine mammal medical research and technology and also introduces students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles. In this workshop, we guide students through an interactive mock dolphin health assessment. We also explore the field of marine mammal bioacoustics and learn how scientists can use sound to help care for marine mammals.

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

Date: Thursday, July 1st I 4-5 pm PST

NMMF Girl Scout & Student Webinar: Marine Mammal Conservation, Spotlight on the Vaquita Porpoise

This program teaches basic marine mammal biology and ecology and highlights the exciting research of the National Marine Mammal Foundation. 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! This program will focus on our work with the Vaquita Porpoise, the most endangered marine mammal.

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

Date: Monday, July 5th I 1-2 pm PST

NMMF Girl Scout & Student Webinar: Marine Mammal Conservation, Spotlight on the Vaquita Porpoise

This program teaches basic marine mammal biology and ecology and highlights the exciting research of the National Marine Mammal Foundation. 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! This program will focus on our work with the Vaquita Porpoise, the most endangered marine mammal.

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

Date: Saturday, July 24th | 9 – 10:30am PDT OR 12:30 – 2:00pm PDT

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 – GoToWebinar
Targeted audience: This program is designed for students in 4th-8th grades, but all ages are welcome.
Registration Links: 9 – 10:30am PDT | 12:30 – 2:00pm PDT

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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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