Ocean-Based STEAM Workshops

Explore the Wonders of Marine Mammal Science with our Educational Workshops

Our Educational Workshops highlight the NMMF’s discoveries about marine mammals to promote creative thinking and inspire a greater commitment to the conservation of marine mammals and their habitats. Our program offers a unique opportunity for you to:

  • Connect with Marine Mammal Experts: Engage with leading scientists, veterinarians, and marine biologists who are passionate about marine mammals. Learn from their experiences, insights, and ongoing work in the field.
  • Participate in Interactive Workshops: Join us in hands-on workshops, where you can immerse yourself in the world of marine mammal science. From understanding acoustic communication to marine mammal health assessments, you’ll gain valuable knowledge and skills.
  • Discover Marine Mammal Conservation: Learn about the critical efforts and methods used to protect these incredible creatures and their habitats in a dynamic learning environment

Educational Workshops (Grades K-12)

As part of our unwavering commitment to STEAM education, the NMMF has crafted a series of engaging workshops, each designed to dive deep into the fascinating world of marine mammal science and conservation. Through hands-on activities, direct interactions with NMMF experts, and captivating presentations, we bring the magic of the marine world directly to students. These workshops are not just educational experiences; they are gateways to a lifelong passion for STEAM and the protection of marine mammals worldwide. Explore our diverse array of workshops:

Under Pressure

Secrets of Deep Diving

Dolphin Doctor

On the Front Lines of Marine Mammal Medicine

Animal Helpers

Animal Behavior and Training

You Can Be a STEAM Professional

Inspiring the Next Generation

POP for a Porpoise

Preventing Ocean Plastics

Marine Mammal Conservation

Protectors of the Sea

Voices in the Sea

Unveiling the Ocean's Sonic Secrets

Scientific Snapshot Virtual Seminar Series

Via the NMMF Scientific Snapshot Virtual Seminar Series, we bring NMMF science to youth and adult audiences around the world. Learn about the NMMF’s cutting edge marine mammal science and research through our innovative and informative seminar series. Here, we bring you the latest insights, discoveries, and cutting-edge research in marine mammal biology, conservation, and the broader field of marine science. Join us as we connect with leading experts and scientists, providing you with a front-row seat to the most current and groundbreaking studies in marine mammalogy. Our Scientific Snapshot Virtual Seminar Series is your portal to a world where science and the wonders of marine mammals converge.

Community Engagement Goals

At the NMMF, we’re fueling curiosity and inspiring the next generation of STEAM professionals. We’re committed to enhancing life for marine mammals, humans, and our shared oceans through science, service, and education. Our focus? To instill a deep appreciation for marine mammals and science in our community and inspire conservation action by the next generation of capable, critical thinkers. We’re committed to empowering youth in STEAM, nurturing community connections, and fostering our team’s growth. As an interpretive platform for NMMF research, we bridge science and community, creating a global impact. 

Workshop Cost

At the NMMF, we’re committed to making our workshops accessible to all who share a passion for marine science. We believe in breaking down barriers to education, which is why our workshops are offered free of charge to those who need it most. For those with the means to contribute, our programs are available at a minimal cost, ensuring that financial constraints don’t hinder access to the wonders of marine mammal STEAM learning. It’s thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors and the steadfast support of the public that we can sustain and expand our educational initiatives. Your contributions are a cornerstone of our mission to inspire future STEAM professionals and conservationists, fostering a brighter future for our oceans and marine life.

Get in Touch

Bring our workshops to your classroom or youth group by contacting our NMMF Outreach Team. Whether you’re eager to host a workshop, schedule a virtual event, or have our NMMF Outreach Team participate in a public event, reach out to us today. Our community engagement efforts have primarily focused on San Diego, CA, but we’re excited to share that our Community Engagement Team is growing in Charleston, SC, and New Orleans, LA.  Virtual options are available as well! As we expand our ocean-based STEAM learning initiatives, we’re ready to reach students in new regions. Contact us today!