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 run 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.

2018-19 Board of Directors

Board Members

  • Robert Allen
  • Dale Bieser
  • Dan Blunk
  • Barbara Canfield
  • Pete Cartwright
  • Laurie Davis
  • Charles Eadie
  • Shirley Ginzburg
  • Joni Janecki
  • Jo Lynne Jones
  • Peter Prindle
  • Martha Seaver
  • Lisa Schallop
  • Kim Steinhardt

Executive Committee

  • Kim Steinhardt, President
  • Dale Bieser, Vice-President
  • Jo Lynne Jones, Past President, Nominating Chair
  • Martha Seaver, At-Large
  • Laurie Davis, At-Large
  • Julie Barrett Heffington, Director, Seymour Center, Ex-Officio
  • Lauren Donnelly-Crocker, Development Director, Seymour Center
  • Catherine Hsu, 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
  • Edie Rittenhouse
  • Bob Simpkins
  • 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

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

JOIN OUR STAFF!
Apply to be the Volunteer Coordinator / Education Associate. Initial review date for this carreer staff position is July 4.

Shark Science WeekSHARK SCIENCE WEEK
July 28–August 3, 2018
For a full week, the Seymour Center will celebrate sharks by revealing fascinating facts about these cartilaginous fishes. Shark touching pool open every day!

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY
Discounts on Individual, Family, and Directors' Circle membership through June 30! Join or renew online.

Join our volunteer teamJOIN THE VOLUNTEER TEAM!
Interested in learning and sharing marine science and conservation with the next generation? Join the Seymour Center's School Programs volunteer team!

ENVIROTOKEN
Now–June 30, 2019
Bring your own bag when you shop at New Leaf’s westside Santa Cruz location and receive an Envirotoken worth 10-cents that you can donate to the Seymour Center.

SANTA CRUZ MUNICIPAL WHARF EXPERIENCE
Now–August 24, 2019
Saturdays, 12–3 PM
Learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point a half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land!

TEACHER WORKSHOP
California Environmental Phenomena Summit October 3–4, 2019
Collaborate with local science experts and other educators to deepen your understanding of environmental phenomena.

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