Pacific Marine Mammal Center Free Live Virtual Field Trips
To the PMMC Family,Pacific Marine Mammal Center, March 25, 2020, Media Release
I’m excited to announce that during this unprecedented period of change where school districts, senior centers, and businesses around the country have instructed everyone to stay home, PMMC is endeavoring to find ways to support the community as we adapt to the necessary social distancing requirements in response to the COVID-19 virus.
To that end, to help parents needing to supplement their children’s education from home as well as individuals looking for ways to connect and be inspired, PMMC has started to offer free live Distance Learning webinars that are fun, educational, and entertaining.
PMMC’s scheduled live Distance Learning programs will allow participants to explore marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation as well as science and conservation curriculum through live, interactive webinars. This includes our “Stewards of the Sea” program that will expose children to how essential a clean watershed is to the functioning of our planet, and “Marine Mammal Senses”, a dynamic multimedia presentation comparing and contrasting sensory systems of marine mammals and humans, what they are used for and why they are different.
Each live presentation is 30-45 minutes, and will be live and limited to the first 100 sign ups. More than one individual may participate from each connection, but only 100 connections will be available per presentation. You can find more information about the different programs offered and information on how to register here.
As we all navigate through these unknown times, PMMC would like to do our part for the health and wellbeing of the community.
More online programs are in the planning stages, so please stay tuned. In addition, don’t forgot, you can view our animals live with our three webcams: https://www.pacificmmc.org/webcam. Currently, we have 29 animals, including 3 Northern elephant seals, 2 Pacific harbor seals, and 24 California sea lions.
We miss all of you dearly…the hundreds of patrons that came daily to our public visitor yard, the classrooms and troops of children that attended our educational field trips, our donors and members that would come and bring family and friends to see how our lovable furry marine patients are doing, and the greater community to whom we would engage with through our outreach and education team.
Stay safe and be well.
With sincere gratitude,
From all of us at PMMC