Laura will be sharing a brief history of The Marine Mammal Center’s work with recue, rehabilitation, release, research, and education and then take a deeper dive into the stories of our common patients including sea lions, elephant seals, and harbor seals. She will describe the challenges they face, how we care for them at the Center, and how people can get involved to protect them and our shared ocean environment.
Laura Gill is the Community Engagement Manager at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito where she leads public program development and implementation, creation of interpretive resources, and tours. Laura has served in many different education roles at institutions such as Aquarium of the Bay and the Sea Lion Center at San Francisco’s Pier 39, the Roundhouse Aquarium and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium in Los Angeles, CA which only strengthened her belief that we are all interconnected and dependent on a healthy ocean. Laura was inspired to pursue a career in conservation education after earning her B.S. in Marine Biology from UCSC.