The Friends organization was created early in 1978 following the appointment of Professor Colin S. Pittendrigh to the Directorship of Hopkins Marine Station. With a mandate to enlarge the faculty and renovate the facilities, there was a clear need to involve both Alumni and other friends of the Station in this endeavor. A strong Friends organization emerged under the enthusiastic guidance of Colin Pittendrigh and Richard and Clare Berlin, and with campus liaison from Janet Crews. see slide show
The ongoing mission of the Friends is to support the program of teaching and research at Hopkins Marine Station, and in particular to provide additional discretionary funding to the Director.
Yearly membership is $100 (or more), $25 for students.
Funds from membership dues are used to support the following ongoing activities:
* Undergraduate research equipment
* Visiting research seminar speakers program at Hopkins, bringing scientists from Stanford and from around the world.
The Current Friends Project:
* New Research Vessel & Truck