There are numerous ways in which individuals can be of assistance to the Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute.
Make a gift online to the Marine Mammal Institute today using the OSU Foundation's secure gift site. To contribute over the phone, call the OSU Foundation at 800-354-7281 or 541-737-4218.
For more information about other areas at OSU to support, please visit the Foundation's scholarships page.
You can help expand the research reported in summer 2006 issue of Terra by making a gift to the OSU Foundation. If you choose to support the Marine Mammal Institute, any other area at the university, please know that your gift will have a significant impact. Private support funds about half of our research, for which we are extremely grateful.
Some people choose to participate as a whale watch volunteer with the Whale Watching Spoken Here program. Dr. Bruce Mate teaches a weekend course once a year. These 200–400 volunteers then help to educate 40,000 visitors to the Oregon Coast during the height of the gray whale migration cycle.
From time to time, the Marine Mammal Institute accepts prospective graduate students as interns for one or more terms. Frequently these internships do not include field work but emphasize data analysis and synthesis experiences.