Exclusive to members, Members-Only Night is a must-attend monthly speaker series for those who want to learn more about what we do, understand more about what's happening to our oceans, and meet the scientists and conservationists who are on the front lines.
Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, April - October. It's FREE for members and their guests only*. Unless otherwise stated, each Members-Only Night will start at The Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands with a reception at 6:00pm, followed by the lecture at 6:30pm. Click here for directions. Not a member? Join now!
Check back next year to see our exciting Members-Only Night events for 2014!
Members-Only Nights of 2013
October 8, 2013
Dive Into the World of Sharks
with photographer, filmmaker, and explorer Kip Evans and The Marine Mammal Center's Adam Ratner
Meet Kip Evans, a professional photographer, award winning film-maker, ocean explorer and marine conservationist who has been exploring the ocean and leading conservation efforts through education for more than two decades. Join him in a discussion about sharks and the role they play in the ocean ecosystem.
September 11, 2013
Back in the Day
The Early Days of The Marine Mammal Center
A panel of TMMC veterans and longtime supporters, including co-founder Lloyd Smalley and longserving and still active volunteer Bob Wilson, along with Jon Stern, Bill Keener, and Izzy Sczcepaniak, will tell stories from the very early days of The Marine Mammal Center.
August 21, 2013
Sustainable Seafood Initiatives
with our Marine Science Instructor Michelle Corsi and Maggie Ostdahl, the Sustainable Initiatives Manager for the Aquarium of the Bay
A discussion about initiatives underway to promote sustainable seafood. The long-term health of the ocean is directly related to the health of our pinniped patients, so this is an important issue for the Center.
July 10, 2013
Special Rescue Operations: The Inside Story
with Koret Foundation Veterinary Intern, Dr. Lorraine Barbosa
Meet some of our enterprising water rescue team members. Straight from the mouths of veterinarians and volunteers, learn about some of the highly specialized rescue techniques, unexpected experiences, and amazing animals that this team encounters!
June 12, 2013
Whale Works of Art
with photographer Bryant Austin
A treat for the eyes, Bryant Austin's collection of whale photography represents the largest, most detailed archival photographs of whales ever produced. His gorgeous new book, Beautiful Whale, showcases some of his most amazing and inspirational photographs yet.
May 8, 2013
Birds on the Brain: Brown Pelicans
with Pelican Media's Judy Irving and International Bird Rescue's Michelle Bellizzi
Documentary filmmaker and Pelican Media Executive Director Judy Irving has birds on the brain and so will you at May’s Members-Only Night. She'll be joined by Michelle Bellizzi, Wildlife Center Manager at International Bird Rescue. These experts will fascinate you with their stories about the Bay's brown pelicans.
April 10, 2013
The California Coastwith award-winning journalist David Helvarg
David Helvarg, author and executive director of the Blue Frontier Campaign, will kick off our 2013 Members-Only Night series to share his new book, The Golden Shore - California's Love Affair with the Sea. The book features our very own Dr. Frances Gulland, as well as countless other heroes of our state's coast. Copies of this inspirational analysis of our beloved coastline will be available for purchase and signing by David Helvarg at the event.
*Number of guests allowed at events is dependant on membership level and space availability. Space is limited and early reservations are recommended. We will accommodate member's guests to the best of our ability.