Fabulous events raise crucial funds for marine science education and provide exciting opportunities for participants. Event sponsorships are available for most events.
The 32nd Annual Whale of an Auction: the best auction of the year!
Every bid you make helps our ocean.
Interested in becoming a sponsor or donating an item, vacation, or service? Please contact Amy Kaskowitz at (831) 459-3694 or email@example.com.
This charity auction provides crucial support for the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, the marine science education center at Long Marine Lab, University of California, Santa Cruz. Because of people like you, thousands of children, families, and people from all walks of life will discover why ocean science is important, now and for the future of the planet.
Whether you live in Santa Cruz, California or across the nation, there is something here for you!
This charity auction is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to bid on fabulous items, including: one-of-a-kind field trips with renowned scientists, explorers, and adventurers; vacations in exotic places; exclusive dinners; fine wines; electronics; gift baskets filled with goodies—and MORE!
Sign-up and bid early so you don’t miss out on exclusive adventures and experiences—they sell out early.
Thank you, 2016 auction donors.
Check our calendar for the latest details.
This is an elegant event during which an award is bestowed upon an outstanding individual who is making a difference for our oceans –– while award-winning cuisine is paired with fine wines and exceptional friends. It originated in 2004 with an honorary award to former UCSC Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood.
2017 Global Oceans Awards Gala Honored Congressman Sam Farr on Saturday, March 11, 2017
2017 GLOBAL OCEANS HERO – CONGRESSMAN SAM FARR
Growing up exploring tide pools along the Monterey Peninsula, Sam Farr became a tireless advocate and strong defender for our coasts and oceans during more than 20 years in Congress.
Congressman Farr is a founding member and co-chair of the House Oceans Caucus, whose 67 members from both parties tackle issues facing Earth’s oceans. His support for science has helped the nation to identify threats, then actively seek practical solutions. From marine debris to ocean acidification, and sea otters to marine protected areas, he’s sponsored or co-sponsored 60 bills that improve ocean health.
His approach recognizes human need and relies on solid science. He understands the link between a healthy ocean and a healthy economy. We salute his leadership and vision for the future of our oceans––cheers to Sam on a job well done!
This was a benefit event to support the education programs of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.
Past Global Oceans Award Recipients
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
This semi-formal dinner is typically held in late winter or early spring. It is a joyful occasion, with exquisite dishes from sustainable sources, each paired with fine wines from award-winning California vintners. Ticket and table proceeds directly support the Seymour Marine Discovery Center’s education programs.
This semi-formal dinner is a joyful occasion, with exquisite dishes from sustainable sources, each paired with fine wines from award-winning vintners. Ticket and table proceeds directly support the Seymour Marine Discovery Center’s education programs.
DINING FOR DOLLARS
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Join the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Shadowbrook Restaurant for Community Tuesday. The Shadowbrook Restaurant gives back one-third of the evening’s food and beverages sales to the Seymour Center, IF you tell them your 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
- Reservations accepted starting December
- Rock Room Lounge opens at 4 PM / Dining room opens at 5 PM (Specials NOT included in Community night totals)
Help us fill this wonderful restaurant with friends of the Seymour Center, support the Seymour Center, and say thank you to this wonderful community restaurant. It means the oceans!
1750 Wharf Road
Capitola-by-the-Sea, CA 95010