The University of California at Santa Cruz is a renowned center for the marine sciences and is committed to the principle of teaching through research. The nearby small island of Año Nuevo is an ideal site for research into pinnipeds and seabirds as it is home to a rich variety of native and migratory wildlife – Steller and California sea lions, harbor and northern elephant seals, and more than 300 species of land, shore and seabirds. Our grant supplemented university research funds to improve the research buildings on the island, specifically to repair the roof and paint the foghorn building.
- Date of award: 2003
- Amount: $6,000
- Grantee: University of California at Santa Cruz Foundation