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Thunder Bay International Film Festival

Every year, the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary bring the world of cinema to Alpena! For five days in January, northeast Michigan is treated to some of the most impressive ocean and Great Lakes films from around the world. Film screenings are complemented by social events, educational activities, and opportunities to meet filmmakers.

Monterey Bay Sanctuary Sea Stars Brunch

In celebration of the 27th anniversary of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will host the inaugural Sanctuary Sea Stars Brunch Sunday, September 22 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (with VIP Coffee Hour from 9:00 to 10:00 AM) at the Sanctuary Beach Resort in Marina, California. Please join some of our community’s most influential luminaries for an engaging and educational event featuring brunch, champagne, awards presentations, and a live auction.

Blue Beacon Series – Baltimore

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Blue Beacon Series brings to light the ocean's and Great Lakes' biggest challenges through panels, lectures and film screenings hosted around the country. Join us as we highlight a few of the Chesapeake Bay’s special places as examples of how community-based efforts can help restore and protect this watershed for future generations.