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

2014 BOD 600

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
  • Kate Roberts
  • Bob Simpkins
  • Scott Smith
  • Rachael Spencer
  • Konnie Warburton

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
  • Heidi Whitman, Director of Development, UC Santa Cruz Coastal Sustainability Initiative

Learn more about our board members.

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
No Wetsuit Required
Sunday, February 21
Come and hear Dr. Jessie Sanders, of Aquatic Veterinary Services of Northern California, share “tails” of adventure from under the waves!

GLOBAL OCEANS AWARDS GALA
Honoring M. Sanjayan, conservation scientist and host of the 2015 BBC/PBS special "Big Blue Live."
Saturday, March 5, 2016.
Now accepting reservations.

2015-2016
SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Attention Teachers!
Space is still available for K-14 marine science education programs at the Seymour Center.

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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