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Behind The Bark: Saving Seals and Sea Lions in California

The Marine Mammal Center is the world’s largest marine mammal hospital and education facility, responsible for rescuing an average of 600-800 sick and injured seals and sea lions each year from over 600 miles of California coast. With over 40 years of experience, a community of over 1,200 trained volunteers, and donations from supporters, the Center has been able to give over 22,000 marine mammals a second chance at life. Join us to learn more about the marine mammals in our own backyard, the reasons they need your help and how you can help give them a second chance at life.

Adam Ratner is the Guest Experience Manager at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. He oversees the visitor and education operations at the hospital, including training and managing the 130 education volunteers, tours and classroom programming, and exhibits. Adam also leads up numerous sustainability initiatives and education programming including climate change, ocean trash, and sustainable seafood. Adam is a Community Climate Change Fellow with the National Association of Environmental Education, and is a leading member of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation and the Bay Area Climate Literacy Impact Collaborative.