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Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 44  |  June 2, 2020

Pacific Marine Mammal Center brings Camp Pinniped to summer campers at home

Children ages 8 to 12 can now participate in Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s (PMMC) Camp Pinniped right from home. No matter where campers live, they can join PMMC for a week-long experience as the organization broadcasts live daily from the PMMC center in Laguna Beach. 

PMMC’s new online summer camp is taught by live PMMC education instructors and is designed to give children learning experience that will fit into their summer schedules. No parent involvement is needed.

Classes will be held live online from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. Camp sizes will be limited each week, along with smaller break-out sessions, in order to provide individualized attention and a positive online experience for all participants.

Give aspiring marine enthusiasts a week-long experience unlike any other.

Included in the activities, campers will: 

--Observe a shark dissection and participate with their host

--Work with other campers to inspect skeletons, using detective skills to determine which animals they are

--Build a crate for and tag their own plush harbor seal

--Check out their adopted animal and read its story

Pacific Marine seals

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Photo by Mary Hurlbut

Campers will learn all about seals – these two sunbathers take a leisurely swim at Pacific Marine Mammal Center

--Learn about harbor seals and how special their whiskers are; campers will make their own whiskers with other campers

--Learn about manatees; campers will be satellite tag sleuths, working with other campers in a game to track one down to keep it safe 

--Be a whale scientist in a game to identify different whales by their flukes and callosite patterns 

--Discover the weird habits of gray whales that make them unique in the whale world

--Take observations of animals in rehabilitation while watching them live on camera 

--Get crafty while creating your own marine mammals with origami 

--Work with other campers to create a new, ultimate, pollution busting marine mammal 

--Campers will create their own marine mammal facility after learning about PMMC and what it takes to rehabilitate animals

--Learn about three different careers with marine mammals (animal trainer, marine biologist, and veterinarian) and chat with one of those experts live! 

All campers will receive an exciting pre-camp supply package.

Camp Pinniped at Home is a one-week program. Programs are offered between June 15 and August 14. Online camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Campers must be between the ages of 8 to 12. 

Class size is limited to 18 campers per session.

The cost per camper is $229. Full payment at registration is required to hold a spot a camper.

For the class schedule and to register, click here.

To contact PMMC, call (949) 494-3050 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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