Fundraising Events

Fabulous events raise crucial funds for marine science education and provide exciting opportunities for participants. Event sponsorships are available for most events.

Check our calendar for the latest details.

 


 

ENVIROTOKEN

Visit any New Leaf store and vote for the Seymour Center today!

Your vote can mean thousands of dollars for ocean conservation!

How it works: now through May 27, shoppers cast ballots inside any New Leaf Community Market for their favorite local non-profit organizations. The selected non-profits are then posted near the checkout for six months (July through December 2019). Every time shoppers provide their own bag, they receive a 10¢ token to give to the group of their choice.

Please vote for the Seymour Center on your next trip to New Leaf!

THANK YOU • VOTE BY MAY 27 • TELL YOUR FRIENDS!


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Past Fundraising Events:

 

2019 WHALE OF AN AUCTION

May 1–9, 2019

The 2019 Whale of an Auction was a whale of a success! Thank you to everyone who participated by donating, registering, and bidding. All proceeds from our 2019 Whale of an Auction will benefit the Seymour Center’s marine education programs.

 

34 years — Whale of an Auction!

The Whale of an Auction provides crucial support for the Seymour Center; because of people like you, tens of thousands of children and families, plus people from all walks of life will discover why ocean science is important, now and for the future of the planet.

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

 


COMMUNITY TUESDAY AT SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

 

Thank you to everyone who joined the Seymour Center at Shadowbrook Restaurant for Community Tuesday on April 16, 2019! One-third of your evening’s food and beverage sales were donated to the Seymour Center, bringing in a total of $596 for our oceans!

If you missed this fabulous fundraising event, don’t worry! We participate in a Community Tuesday at Shadowbrook Restaurant every year. Sign up for our newsletter so you get the future invite.

 


2019 GLOBAL OCEANS GALA

Honoring John Laird

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Thank you all for your support at the Gala!

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 John Laird at our 2019 Global Oceans 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 2019 Global Oceans Hero John Laird, it truly was a remarkable evening. In case you missed the event, here is the video created for the occasion:

2019 Global Oceans Gala

 

The 2019 Global Oceans Gala was sponsored by:

Carroll & Strong Builders, Inc. | Bud and Rebecca Colligan | Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital

District 7 Wines | Expressive Photographics | Impact Creative

Alexis Party Rental | California Pajarosa | University Center

 

Past Global Oceans Award Recipients

 


SUPPORT OUR OCEANS—HELP LOCALS “SEYMOUR”

Giving Day was February 27, 2019

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 $9 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 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 2019. If we surpass this goal, we’ll host additional free days!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED TO OUR PROJECT ON GIVING DAY 2019!!

 


 

DISCRETION BREWING’S LOVE MONDAY

Monday, October 15, 2018

 

Join us at Discretion Brewing for Love Monday. On October 15, $1 dollar for every draft beer sold will be donated to the Seymour Center. Enjoy a beverage with your friends, and a tasty bite to eat, while supporting the Seymour Center and doing good for the ocean!

Discretion Brewing
2703 41st Avenue, Suite A
Soquel, CA

Days & Hours

Monday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


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