Before you rush out and finish all that holiday shopping, please remember that our own seal and sea lion hospital – Pacific Marine Mammal Center – offers quite a fun holiday gift catalog of all sorts of inventive gifts. Check it out at https://www.pacificmmc.org/store
Anything you purchase, of course, goes directly to the care and feeding of the center’s rescued seals and sea lions, and is also parlayed to the education department, which provides all sorts of classes, workshops, online classes for students all over the world, and the immensely popular Pinniped Summer Camps for kids.
When perusing the holiday catalog this morning, I came across everything from seal tree ornaments to jewelry, license plate holders, travel mugs, purses and all sorts of clothing options (i.e., hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.)
Looking for something even more creative?
Adopt a Seal or Sea Lion for Yourself or Someone On Your List
My personal favorite is the Adoption Kits, which allow you to adopt Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals, Sea Lions or Fur Seals and receive a PMMC lunch tote stuffed to the brim with your chosen stuffed animal, information cards, tips on how you can save the ocean and its inhabitants and more. What a great gift to give those people on your list who have everything!
Feed Seals, Educate Kids … It’s All in the Holiday Catalog
The catalog doesn’t stop there. You can sign up to feed a Fur Seal, Harbor Seal, Sea Lion or Elephant Seal on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
You can even support people through the PMMC’s educational platforms. As an example, you can support today’s military and military veterans through the PMMC Sea Lions for Service Members.
Support at–risk children who come to PMMC in busses from all over Southern California with the Saving Seals program.
Check out PMMC’s Healing Seals, which is a partnered program with Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Or, sponsor a Pinniped classroom of 35 students at PMMC.
Each year, PMMC’s Holiday Catalog just gets more entertaining and innovative. Anything you can do to support this hearty band of rescuers, researchers, doctors and educators in our Canyon’s little red barn is always appreciated! What a gift they’re giving our community (and the planet in general!). The link again is: https://www.pacificmmc.org/store