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Sea lion Ecology & Conservation

from Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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Learn about California Sea Lions and how they live. Learn about what they need to survive and what threats they face.

Multimedia presentation includes:

· What makes marine mammals unique

· Classification of California sea lions

· Habitat of the California sea lion

· The life cycle of a sea lion

· The diet of a sea lion

· Common behaviors of California sea lions

· Threats to marine mammals and ways to be good environmental stewards

· Questions and answers

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About This Program


By Request: $65.00

Your invoice will be emailed after the successful delivery of your program. Payment is due in full upon receipt of invoice. A late fee of 2% will be added 30 days after the invoice date. Program fees will not be waived due to technical issues unless specific problems can be reliably traced to a PMMC technology malfunction.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

While the program can be done for an individual it is designed for small to large groups

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity we suggest no more than 30 students

Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Sciences environment, conservation

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

Availability: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PST. Reservations: must be made at least 7 days in advance. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your program date to avoid billing. In order to book a program please go to:

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your program date to avoid billing. Program fee is expected to be paid in full at time of reservation. Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance to receive a refund minus a $25 administrative fee. Programs may be transferred to another date at no charge.

About This Provider

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Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Laguna Beach, CA
United States

Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education and collaboration. We host 45 minute Distance Learning programs and provide a variety of presentations. We can accommodate video conferences anytime from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PST. Please visit out URL to book a program!

Kirsten Donald

Program Details


The program is a live multimedia presentation

1. We begin by discussing what makes marine mammals unique and the classification of California sea lions

2. We discuss and view videos of the habitat, life cycle, diet and common behaviors of California sea lions

3. Students explore human related threats to marine mammals and brainstorm ways to be good environmental stewards

4. Questions and answers


Participants will:
1. Explore the uniqueness of marine mammals as well as the habitat and life history of the California sea lion.

2. Engage in a discussion about anthropogenic factors on marine mammal populations and their environment.

3. Brainstorm ways to mitigate anthropogenic threats to marine mammals.

4. Be able to identify unique traits of pinnipeds

5. Understand human imposed threats to their existence and everyday solutions that can help.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Science and engineering practices:
1. Asking questions and defining problems
2. Analyzing and interpreting data
3. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas
• LS 1.A – Structure and Function
• LS 1.C* – Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
• LS 1.D – Information Processing
• LS2.B. Cycles of matter and energy transfer in ecosystems
• ESS 3.C – Human Impacts on Earth Systems

Crosscutting Concepts
• Cause and effect
• Structure and function
• Stability and change