Friends of the Collections

Ice core collected from the deep ice coring project in West Antarctica

Ice core collected from the deep ice coring project in West Antarctica

A Little Help from Our Friends

The Scripps Oceanographic Collections make up the largest and most complete university-based oceanographic collection in the world. Comprised of millions of biological and geological marine specimens, the collections are irreplaceable because they record the state of the ocean environment at specific points in time over the past century. They tell a unique and evolving story of life on Earth and provide answers to questions about our planet's future.

Please join us for our next event:

E.W. Scripps Associates presents
Behind-the-Scenes at Scripps: Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
5:30-8pm

Schedule of activities:

5:30- 6pm Cocktail reception

6pm Welcome from E.W. Scripps Associates Chair, Megan Bailiff. Program overview with Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation Director Lisa Levin and Program Manager Penny Dockry.

6:15-8pm During the evening you will have opportunities to visit Scripps Oceanography laboratories that focus on fisheries management, seadragon research, conservation biology and marine invertebrates from the deep sea.


$35* for E.W. Scripps Associates and Friends of the Collections members and guests of members
$65* for general public admission
Free for children under 18 (event is suitable for children 13 and over)
*event fees are not tax-deductible

Parking is free, a map and directions are in the link below:

Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
4500 Hubbs Hall, La Jolla, CA 92037

Please RSVP by May 15 to mcaccese@ucsd.edu or at 858-534-6945. You may also mail in this form.

 

Friends of the Collections members enjoy the following special privileges:

$1,000:

(UC San Diego Alumni: $750)
(Scripps Oceanography Alumni: $500)

  • Invitations to “behind-the-scenes” science events featuring Scripps scientists and students*
  • Exclusive pier tour guided by a Scripps scientist or student
  • Invitations to exhibit openings, seasonal events, and the monthly Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science lecture series
  • Dual Membership at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, which includes:
    • Free unlimited admission for two adults
    • Four guest passes and four discount coupons
    • OnBoard newsletter and explorations e-magazine
    • 10% discount at the Aquarium Gift Shop and Splash! Cafe

      *Small fee charged to offset program expenses.

Join Now

For more information about how you can support the Scripps Oceanographic Collections, or to join us for a tour, please contact us at (858) 822-1865 or supportscripps@ucsd.edu.