Research in Your Classroom

 

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is located at Long Marine Laboratory on the UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science Campus. We work closely with UC Santa Cruz scientists to incorporate cutting edge marine science research into our education programs.

Below, you can learn more about some UC Santa Cruz marine research projects that can be integrated into your students’ science learning opportunities.


UCSC intern, Sarah Wood, flying one of the research team’s drones.

Año Nuevo Island Animal Count Project 

Make science count in your classroom! Students (ages 10 and up) are invited to become citizen scientists to help UC Santa Cruz researchers. Learn about seals, sea lions, and seabirds that visit Año Nuevo Island, an important natural reserve north of Santa Cruz. Analyze drone photos to identify and count different types of animals that visit the island. The data your class contributes helps scientists find important patterns of how and when different species depend on the island. Learn more details about the research and project.  

Start your class on seal science today

 


Marine Mammal Physiology Project
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If your class is joining us for a tour during a field trip, your students will learn
about the Marine Mammal Physiology Project (MMPP) where college students, scientists, and animals work together to solve some of the great underwater mysteries of marine mammals. Visit the MMPP’s website to find:

Dive in and explore www.mmpp.ucsc.edu. It’s a great resource to use with your students before or after their Seymour Center field trip!

 


Tagging of Pelagic PredatorsTOPP Logo

Integrate marine science and technology into your curriculum with the Tagging of Pelagic Predators (TOPP) program. Scientists from around the world attach satellite and acoustic tags to over 20 different species in the Pacific Ocean including white sharks, tunas, leatherback turtles, and elephant seals. Students can follow the movements of these animals in real time. For access to the data and more information, visit TOPP.org.

Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
September 15, 2019
1:30–2:30 PM
Join us for our upcoming Science Sunday, “Kelp Forest Resiliency: Life after Sea Urchin Grazing.”

Join our teamATTENTION TEACHERS
Inspire your students with the best field trip of the year! Discovery Lab field trip applications for the 2019-20 school year are now available. Apply NOW!

COMMUNITY FREE DAY
September 17, 2019
Enjoy free admission to the Seymour Center all day, 10 AM–5 PM!

SEA OTTER
AWARENESS WEEK
September 24–29, 2019
Discover the vital role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem during this annual recognition celebration.

YOUR DREAM WEDDING
Booking Now–Sept. 2020
With breathtaking views of Monterey Bay and access to the aquarium, the Seymour Center is the ideal spot for your Santa Cruz ocean view wedding. Inquire today!

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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