Fabulous events raise crucial funds for marine science education and provide exciting opportunities for participants. Event sponsorships are available for most events.
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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 WHALE OF AN AUCTION!
Thank you to all donors who contributed to our 2018 Whale of an Auction and to everyone who registered and bid. Your involvement ensures continued support for our education programs and means the oceans to us! We hope all winning bidders enjoy their items and adventures. We also extend our congratulations to the winner of the $50 Whole Foods certificate, A. R. Thank you, EVERYONE!
Sponsored by: & SantaCruzParent.com
2018 GLOBAL OCEANS AWARDS GALA
WHAT AN EVENT, THANK YOU!
On behalf of our board and staff, we extend a huge thank you to all who came out to support the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and share in the recognition of Gary Griggs at our 2018 Global Oceans Awards Gala. From the inspiring speeches from two of our University of California, Santa Cruz marine science students, to the generous donations which directly support the Seymour Center’s education programs, to the momentous honoring of our 2018 Global Oceans Hero Gary Griggs, it truly was a remarkable evening. In case you missed the event, here are some highlights from this joyful occasion…
- Read the article by Chris Reeves: Fallow Fields to Fertile Minds: How Gary Griggs Grew a Marine Science Powerhouse
- See all of the photos from the pre-reception at the Seymour Center and the main event on the beautiful UC Santa Cruz campus.
- See the Press Release
The 2018 Global Oceans Awards Gala Was Generously Sponsored By:
Bud and Rebecca Colligan Jack and Stephanie Harkness
Carroll & Strong Builders, Inc., Jo Lynne and Fred Jones, Dignity Health Dominican Hospital
Alexis Party Rentals • California Pajarosa • Cinnabar Winery • Drake’s Brewing Company • Eadie Consultants • Epic Wines & Spirits • Pelican Ranch Winery •Sones Cellars • Storrs Winery & Vineyards
Past Global Oceans Award Recipients
2004 – M.R.C. Greenwood
2005 – Frans Lanting
2006 – Bruce McPherson
2007 – Leon Panetta
2008 – Marcia McNutt
2009 – Brent Constantz
2010 – Kathryn Sullivan
2011 – Julie Packard
2012 – Stephen Palumbi
2013 – Richard Harris
2014 – Andreas Merkl
2015 – Margaret Leinen
2016 – M. Sanjayan
2017 – Sam Farr
DINING FOR DOLLARS
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Join the Seymour Center at Shadowbrook Restaurant for Community Tuesday, and Shadowbrook will give back one-third of your evening’s food and beverage purchase to the Seymour Center, IF you tell them you’re there to support us!
Here’s how you can participate:
- Make a reservation at the Shadowbrook Restaurant up to 30 days in advance
By phone: (831) 475-1511
- Tell them you’re coming to support the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
- Rock Room Lounge opens at 4 PM / Dining room opens at 5 PM (Specials NOT included in Community night totals)
Dine out with your friends, enjoy a scrumptious meal at this iconic restaurant, and do good for the ocean!
1750 Wharf Road
Capitola-by-the-Sea, CA 95010
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
Support Our Oceans—Help Locals “Seymour”
Giving Day is an energized 24-hour online fundraising drive to support UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, and campus programs—like the Seymour Center!
Give a child an opportunity to learn about the ocean. Give a senior a chance to experience a magnificent blue whale. Send a family out for a day of seaside wonder. Help a 4th grader explore ocean science. Provide a disadvantaged group with a big ocean adventure!
Your gift of $8 or less will pay for a Santa Cruz County resident to dive into ocean wonder at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. This small donation will provide someone in need with an amazing day exploring our aquarium, exhibits, and touch pools––learning about the incredible animals who help scientists study the sea.
This is your chance to make a difference for a local person AND for the ocean. Proceeds will be used to underwrite a Free Day in fall 2018. If we surpass this goal, we’ll host additional free days!