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By Jim Larkins | December 4, 2008
For the past 19 years, Michele Hunter has been Orange County’s unofficial pinniped matriarch. As the director of operations/animal care for Laguna Beach’s Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Hunter oversees the rescue and rehabilitation of dozens of distressed seals and sea lions each year. Under Hunter’s direction, about 70 animal care volunteers and 10 education volunteers retrieve sick and injured aquatic mammals along a 42-mile strip of coastline that runs from the shores of Seal Beach to the cliffs of San Onofre.
NEWS
July 11, 2003
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to the Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center and asked Camp Pinniped participants a question suggested by the counselors, 'Besides the best counselors and the coolest animals, what's your favorite part of Camp Pinniped?' "I like downstairs time, we have jobs every day, we feed the animals, clean make fish smoothies for some of the animals -- that's my favorite thing to do." COREY FIACCO, 8 "Just being able to walk around and have projects that the counselors give us."
NEWS
July 11, 2003
Suzie Harrison An experience, learning, while having fun and enjoying an array of activities, games and crafts in the company of California sea lions, harbor seals and elephant seals is what the Friends of the Sea Lion's Camp Pinniped offers children ages 8 to 12. In Laguna Beach, Camp Pinniped is the only one of its kind in Orange County. The camp is set up weekly, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday is an open house with the campers arriving at 8:30 a.m. -- with their families invited from 12:30 p.m. on to enjoy the experience with their child.
NEWS
August 29, 2003
Suzie Harrison School's out for the day, and children are left with a choice. They can take the TV-watching, sedentary, nonthinking route, or they can opt to engage their brain at an after school program like the Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center's Kid's Club. Kid's Club is the center's after-school program for children 8 to 12. It meets one Friday a month after school from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., September through May. Its first session will be on Sept.
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By Candice Baker | July 27, 2007
In a small building in a corner of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center property on Laguna Canyon Road, several boys clustered around a large, plush pinniped. Pinnipeds — the suborder of large marine mammals that includes walruses, sea lions and the different types of seals—are the name of the game this summer at the center, which is holding yet another season of its runaway hit, Camp Pinniped. The week-long summer camp teaches kids all about the center, which rescues, rehabilitates and releases stranded or injured sea lions, harbor seals and elephant seals.
NEWS
July 5, 2002
Suzie Harrison Summertime drums up the connotation of play, leisure, vacations and summer camp. The beauty of the world of camp is that there's a theme for just about everything and everyone: from band camp to science camp and everything in between. There's even sea lion camp -- otherwise known as Camp Pinniped. Camp Pinniped is an exciting camp for kids, ages 8 to 12, in Laguna Beach at the Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center. The Center is an active rescue/treatment/rehabilitation facility for seals and sea lions, which in the taxonomy scheme of things fall into the pinniped group.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2007
Mozambique Steakhouse and Coastal Lounge was filled with reggae beats and one-of-a-kind masks Sunday night as the Pacific Marine Mammal Center held its second Marine Mammal Masquerade. The charity event, which attracted 135 guests, featured auctions of the masks, created by local artists, and other items; South African cuisine; regional wines; and live music by Full Watts. The event?s honorary chairs were Barbara and Greg MacGillivray of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Mike Tauber emceed.
NEWS
June 17, 2005
Suzie Harrison Pacific Marine Mammal Center invites children ages 8 to 12 to experience a one-of-a-kind camp experience, Camp Pinniped. Now in its fifth season, the five-day summer camp gives youngsters an up-close opportunity to learn about California sea lions, harbor seals and Northern elephant seals, up-close and personal. Each day has a different theme with related games, arts and crafts and activities. Education director Meg Jones said many campers return each year.
NEWS
August 11, 2011
Art Talks continue at festival Next week's Art Talks will discuss artistic inspiration and art appreciation. During Tuesday's discussion, artists such as Janet Lewis, Michael Hermann and Gina Lunn will talk about what gets their creative juices flowing and help listeners embark on their own creative journey. Irvine Museum Director Jean Stern will speak Thursday about appreciating art as an outsider and helping people avoid being intimidated by art just because they don't have an artistic background.
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By Jim Larkins | December 9, 2008
For the past 19 years, Michele Hunter has been Orange County’s unofficial pinniped matriarch. As the director of operations/animal care for Laguna Beach’s Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Hunter oversees the rescue and rehabilitation of dozens of distressed seals and sea lions each year. Under Hunter’s direction, about 70 animal care volunteers and 10 education volunteers retrieve sick and injured aquatic mammals along a 42-mile strip of coastline that runs from the shores of Seal Beach to the cliffs of San Onofre.
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By Candice Baker | July 27, 2007
In a small building in a corner of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center property on Laguna Canyon Road, several boys clustered around a large, plush pinniped. Pinnipeds — the suborder of large marine mammals that includes walruses, sea lions and the different types of seals—are the name of the game this summer at the center, which is holding yet another season of its runaway hit, Camp Pinniped. The week-long summer camp teaches kids all about the center, which rescues, rehabilitates and releases stranded or injured sea lions, harbor seals and elephant seals.
NEWS
August 29, 2003
Suzie Harrison School's out for the day, and children are left with a choice. They can take the TV-watching, sedentary, nonthinking route, or they can opt to engage their brain at an after school program like the Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center's Kid's Club. Kid's Club is the center's after-school program for children 8 to 12. It meets one Friday a month after school from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., September through May. Its first session will be on Sept.
NEWS
July 11, 2003
Suzie Harrison An experience, learning, while having fun and enjoying an array of activities, games and crafts in the company of California sea lions, harbor seals and elephant seals is what the Friends of the Sea Lion's Camp Pinniped offers children ages 8 to 12. In Laguna Beach, Camp Pinniped is the only one of its kind in Orange County. The camp is set up weekly, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday is an open house with the campers arriving at 8:30 a.m. -- with their families invited from 12:30 p.m. on to enjoy the experience with their child.
NEWS
July 11, 2003
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to the Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center and asked Camp Pinniped participants a question suggested by the counselors, 'Besides the best counselors and the coolest animals, what's your favorite part of Camp Pinniped?' "I like downstairs time, we have jobs every day, we feed the animals, clean make fish smoothies for some of the animals -- that's my favorite thing to do." COREY FIACCO, 8 "Just being able to walk around and have projects that the counselors give us."
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