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 1 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.

2017-18 Board of Directors

Board Members

Friends of Seymour Center 2017-18 Board of Directors

  • Robert Allen
  • Dale Bieser
  • Dan Blunk
  • Barbara Canfield
  • Pete Cartwright
  • Kenn Clark
  • Laurie Davis
  • Charles Eadie
  • Shirley Ginzburg
  • Maggie Ivy
  • Joni Janecki
  • Jo Lynne Jones
  • Peter Prindle
  • Martha Seaver
  • Randy Strong
  • Kim Steinhardt

Executive Committee

Friends of Seymour Center 2017-18 Executive Committee

  • Jo Lynne Jones, President
  • Kim Steinhardt, Vice President
  • Dan Blunk, Past President, Nominating Chair
  • Dale Bieser, At-Large
  • Martha Seaver, At-Large
  • Julie Barrett Heffington, Director, Seymour Center, Ex-Officio
  • Lauren Donnelly-Crocker, Development Director, Seymour Center
  • Marcus Frost, Development Liaison

Honorary Members of Board of Directors

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

Emeritus Members of Board of Directors

  • Jack Baskin
  • Ted Burke
  • Karen Cogswell
  • William Doyle
  • Charlie Gilbert
  • Gary Griggs
  • Jack Harkness
  • David Morrell
  • Peter Prindle
  • Edie Rittenhouse
  • Bob Simpkins
  • Mary Stagnaro
  • Robert Stephens

Ex-Officio Members of Board of Directors

  • George Blumenthal, Chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Peter Raimondi, Director Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Julie Barrett Heffington, Director, Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Days & Hours

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

Spotlight!

SUNDAY STUDENT SCIENCE
June 3, 2018
11 AM – 1 PM
Learn about exciting, current research from award-winning students studying the oceans.

SCIENCE SUNDAY
June 17, 2018
12 – 3 PM
California Salmon Day: A Celebration of Salmon Science, Art, and Seafood. Join us on a sensory journey through the California Salmonscape during this special Father’s Day Science Sunday event!

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Every membership includes free admission for 12 months and other benefits. Join or renew online today!

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR UCSC STUDENTS!
Seymour Center has multiple positions open for UCSC students who want to work in a dynamic and exciting environment. To join our team, apply today!

ATTENTION TEACHERS
Inspire scientific curiosity in your students with a field trip. Book a Self-guided Exhibit Exploration or a Reserved School Tour today.

Congratulations SREA winnersCONGRATULATIONS
2017-2018
STUDENT RESEARCH
AND EDUCATION
AWARDS RECIPIENTS!

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