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 Long Marine Lab was established for this primary purpose.

The Friends of Long Marine Lab 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

  • Dan Blunk, President, Program Underwriting and Major Gifts Committee Co-chair
  • Rita Prindle, Past President,Program Underwriting and Major Gifts Committee Co-chair
  • Freny Cooper, Marketing Committee Chair
  • Jo Lynne Jones, Vice President, Events and Event Sponsorship Committee

Board Members

  • Dan Blunk
  • Susan Bosso
  • Kenn Clark
  • Michael Clark
  • Freny Cooper
  • Charles Eadie
  • Shirley Ginzburg
  • Doug Hessel
  • Maggie Ivy
  • Jo Lynne Jones
  • Jane McKenzie
  • Wendy Morgan
  • David Morrell
  • Halimah DeLaine Prado
  • Rita Prindle
  • John Rusev
  • Martha Seaver
  • 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
  • Katherine Moore, Development Director, Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Learn more about our board members.

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

Spotlight!

WHALE OF AN AUCTION:
NOW CLOSED
Thank you to our donors and bidders!

NOW HIRING
UCSC STUDENTS
Be a part of our team! The Seymour Center is looking for qualified, enthusiastic UCSC students. Two positions are currently open—apply today!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
Sonic Sea
Sunday, June 19

Come watch Sonic Sea, and join Brandon Southall for a follow-up presentation about the effects of noise pollution on marine mammals.

YOUR VOTE COUNTS
Vote for the Seymour Marine Discovery Center to "Stay on the Board" for New Leaf Markets' Envirotokens. Voting ends May 31 - Vote Today!

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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