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
    • Rita Prindle, Past President, 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!

    Photo by Manuae of Nautlilus in the oceanFIRST SCIENCE SUNDAY OF THE YEAR:
    January 21, 2018
    CEPHALOPODS ARE THE NEW DINOSAURS

    Into Africa book coverINTO AFRICA
    A New Presentation by
    Frans Lanting & Chris Eckstrom
    Saturday, January 27, 2018

    Docent TrainingHOMESCHOOL DAY
    NEW DATE & TIME!
    Friday, February 23, 2018
    1:30 - 3:00 PM

    Enjoy hands-on activities designed especially for homeschool families. Open to all—novices to experts!

    GLOBAL OCEANS AWARDS GALA
    March 24, 2018

    This year's gala will honor Dr. Gary Griggs. This is a benefit event to support the education programs of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Now accepting reservations!

    ATTENTION TEACHERS
    Start the new year with an inspiring field trip to the Seymour Center! Choose from three great ways to dive into scientific exploration and the Next Generation Science Standards.

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

    PARKING CHANGES
    As of September 1, 2017, parking permits are required by UCSC. Seymour Center guests will receive three hours of free parking with paid admission.

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