Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
This Valentine’s Day weekend, explore the fascinating world and interesting adaptions of northern elephant seals during a special weekend celebration. Unique pop-up exhibits will reveal natural history, migration strategies, and allow visitors to become citizen scientists (helping out UC Santa Cruz researchers). As a citizen scientist, learn about elephant seals, sea lion and sea birds that visit Ano Nuevo Island, and important natural reserve north of Santa Cruz; then analyze drone photos to identify and count different types of animals that visit the island. Top the weekend of with February Science Sunday speaker Dr. Roxanne Beltran who will provide insight into her life as a scientist as well as exciting facts about elephant seals. Special Valentine’s-themed arts and crafts are offered throughout the weekend.