Ann Bauer is the Director of Education at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA. She has been employed with The Marine Mammal Center since 1989. During this time, she has developed and cultivated the Center's education programs which reach thousands of students and adults each year. In 1989, she developed education programs at PIER 39 after the California sea lions took over K dock in 1989. Ann has a BS degree in Natural Resources Interpretation from Humboldt State University and a Bilingual Multi-Subject Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University. She served in the Peace Corps teaching environmental education in Honduras and Paraguay. Ann is the Board President of the Environmental Education Council of Marin.
The Marine Mammal Center is headquartered in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Sausalito, California, The Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit veterinary hospital, research and educational center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of ill and injured marine mammals - primarily elephant seals, harbor seals and California sea lions - and to the study of their health. Patients that become healthy again are released back to the ocean. Since 1975, the Center has rescued and treated more than 13,000 marine mammals and has accumulated a body of knowledge about marine mammal and ocean health from its patients. By educating the public about marine mammals, the Center hopes to foster ocean stewardship and conservation. For more information, visit www.marinemammalcenter.org