Friends of the Smithsonian Marine Station
Everyone needs friends, and the Smithsonian Marine Station is no exception. Although we are funded by trust funds administered by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, there are always more needs than can be addressed by the funds available. In 2006, some local citizens and others who believe in our mission, took steps to supplement our funding by becoming members of the Friends of the Smithsonian Marine Station.
Our Friends have provided monies for things great and small over the past few years, including support for postdoctoral fellows, supplemental funding toward the puchase of a new confocal microscope, and providing important items for use in educating the public at our Ecosystems Exhibit.
If you are able to support us financially, please click on one of the links below to download a Membership Form or Membership Renewal Form and join the Friends of the Smithsonian Marine Station. Your support and friendship is important to us whether you join at a level that includes benefits such as tours, luncheons or boat rides, or at another level that better fits your situation.
The Smithsonian Marine Station is a non-profit organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3) guidelines and qualifies for tax-deductible contributions under Section 170(c).
Volunteering Your Time and Talents!
We have ongoing volunteer opportunities at the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit as well as one-time opportunities to assist with special seasonal events. Click here for available volunteer positions or to apply to volunteer.