Board

Though the Seymour Marine Discovery Center is part of the University of California, Santa Cruz, funding comes from sources beyond the university. The Friends of Seymour Marine Discovery Center was established for this primary purpose.

The Friends of Seymour Center are dedicated to supporting and promoting the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory. Support includes raising funds to develop and maintain education programs, exhibits, and facilities, as well as for operating and staffing costs. Promotion includes working broadly in the community to raise public awareness of the center and its varied education programs.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Jo Lynne Jones, President
  • Martha Seaver, Vice President
  • Dan Blunk, Past President, Nominating Chair
  • Rita Prindle, Past President, At-Large
  • Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, Ex-Officio
  • Julie Barrett Heffington, Director, Seymour Center, Ex-Officio
  • Katherine Moore, Development Director, Seymour Center
  • Marcus Frost, Director of Development- Coastal Sustainability, Ex-Officio

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Board Members

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  • Robert Allen
  • Dale Bieser
  • Dan Blunk
  • Susan Bosso
  • Pete Cartwright
  • Kenn Clark
  • Michael Clark
  • Charles Eadie
  • Shirley Ginzburg
  • Maggie Ivy
  • Joni Janecki
  • Jo Lynne Jones
  • Rita Prindle
  • Martha Seaver
  • Randy Strong
  • Kim Steinhardt
  • Lucas Willey

Committee Members

  • Harry Blanchard
  • Lynn Davidson
  • Bob Simpkins
  • Rachael Spencer

Honorary Members of Board of Directors

  • Brent Constantz
  • Sam Farr
  • Fred Keeley
  • John Laird
  • Frans Lanting
  • Richard Murphy
  • Leon Panetta
  • Kathy Sullivan

Emeritus Members of Board of Directors

  • Jack Baskin
  • Ted Burke
  • Karen Cogswell
  • Charlie Gilbert
  • Jeremy Lezin
  • Bruce McPherson
  • Edie Rittenhouse
  • Bob Simpkins
  • Mary Stagnaro
  • Robert Stephens

Ex-Officio Members of Board of Directors

  • George Blumenthal,  Chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Gary Griggs, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences; Director Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Julie Barrett Heffington, Director, Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Learn more about our board members.

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

JINGLE SHELLS
ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Sunday, December 11
12-5:30 PM
Join us for our annual winter holiday celebration.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION NIGHT
Wednesday, December 14
Come learn how you can become a Seymour Center volunteer, and share marine science with the public!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
VOLUNTEER!
Now recruiting for volunteer Docents. Join the fun and learn how to teach the public about ocean conservation and marine science!

FRANS LANTING PRESENTATION
JOURNEYS TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Two shows: 3 PM and 7 PM

THE GIANT OCEAN COLORING BOOK
Art by Peter Winch
Now through February 2017

This exhibit features large black and white marine artwork from Peter Winch's new illustrated coloring book for adults, The Giant Ocean Coloring Book.

SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Schedule the best field trip of the year! Openings still available for Discovery Lab & Tours, Reserved School Tours, and Self-guided Exhibit Explorations.

OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION
You'll see a lot of construction taking place here at the Coastal Science Campus but know, the Seymour Center is open for business as usual. Come visit!

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