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!

    cover of new book: A Seal Named PatchesSCIENCE SUNDAY:
    A SEAL NAMED PATCHES
    Sunday, November 19
    Come for the science, bring the kids, and stay for the book signing in the exhibit hall.

    APPLY FOR THE STUDENT RESEARCH & EDUCATION AWARDS!
    Applications for this Undergraduate and Graduate opportunity are due December 4.

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

    Docent TrainingJOIN THE SEYMOUR
    CENTER'S VOLUNTEER TEAM AS A DOCENT!
    Docents lead daily tours, assist guests at the touch pools, educate the public about marine conservation, and so much more!

    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.

    ATTENTION TEACHERS
    Start planning your class field trip to the Seymour Center. Field trip information and applications for the 2017-18 school year are available now.

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