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Receive a NMMF logo decal, lanyard, and pen.$100/year

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Signed copy of Dr. Sam Ridgway’s book, Dolphin Doctor. NMMF decal and more...$500/year

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Invitation for two to NMMF's annual event. Signed copy of Dr. Sam Ridgway's book, Dolphin Doctor and more... $1000/year

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Education & Outreach

An important component of the National Marine Mammal Foundation's mission is to apply our discoveries about marine mammals to inspire creative thinking and a commitment to ocean conservation in future generations. To achieve this mission, the Foundation supports world-class marine mammal training internships and veterinary externships for the Navy. In addition to hosting college interns from around the country, our education efforts are expanding to include outreach opportunities in local schools and in the community.

Internship Opportunities

Public Outreach & Education

  • Bringing STEM education to local schools

    Attention all San Diego teachers! Six local “ocean” researchers want to share their passion for what they do, with your students. (more) >>

  • As part of our commitment to education, the National Marine Mammal Foundation participates in outreach efforts at local San Diego schools and public events. By educating children and the community about our exciting marine mammal discoveries, we hope to inspire future generations for years to come. (more) >>


  • Dr. Forrest Gomez donates brain models

    Dr. Forrest Gomez, Foundation veterinarian will deliver two brain models which our Foundation is donating for educational purposes to the Lawrence Hall of Science of the University of California, Berkeley. (more) >>

  • Accepting Applications for Summer 2015 Internships

    The National Marine Mammal Foundation is accepting applications for the Navy Marine Mammal Program’s Animal Care and Training Internship for the Summer 2015  semester and beyond. Applications for summer are due by March 1st, and the deadline for Fall 2015 applications is June 1st.  You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. (more) >>

  • The Navy’s Spring 2015 Animal Care and Training Interns have arrived!

    Twenty-one college students from around the country have recently started their 16-week-long internship with the Navy Marine Mammal Program. We are also pleased to welcome back 13 previous interns who are now participating in Advanced Internship opportunities! (more) >>