Yes, Dr. Wells, I'll help you and Pierce College continue the Marine Biology Field Studies Program.

Donate and become a "Friend of the Pierce College Marine Science Program.” Receive a membership certificate to the "Friends" and gifts listed below for your sponsorship.

Here is my gift of:

$1000 providing support for one student: Program T-shirt, hat, photo album

$500 Program T-shirt, hat

$_______ to help as much as possible:

$100< Program T-shirt

>$1000 all of the above and a fascinating evening of dinner and conversation
with Dr. Wells and the marine biology students.


Donate Online

Please make your check payable to:

The Foundation for Pierce College/Marine Biology
6201 Winnetka Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
You can download a donation form or donate online.

Thank you for your sponsorship. Your gift is 100% tax deductible.


“It changed my life.”

I am now working at NOAA's National Marine Mammal Laboratory, as a marine mammal observer/marine mammal acoustic assistant. If it were not for the skills, methods, and inspiration that I attained from the Dr. Wells and the Bahia course I would not have had the drive to pursue the field that I now work in.

Jessica Thompson, Research Assistant
Contractor with Ocean Associates, Inc.

The field courses gave me a distinct advantage in grad school with regard to field work and research As a chemist, I can look daily at my job, my duties and my collaborations with colleagues and see how I use the skills I learned from this course.

Cory Smithson
Chemist USDA

The field research class to Bahia de Los Angeles that you have offered for so many years at Pierce College provides students with a necessary experiential component lacking from traditional classroom ecology classes. This often can make the difference between getting that much needed first job in biology after graduation

Mike Schaadt, Director
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks


As I continued with my undergraduate education and transferred to Sonoma State University, I was able to leverage my field experience I gained in the Bahia course to obtain a research technician position working in the rocky intertidal of Northern California.

Kandis Gilmore
Master's Degree Candidate

Dr. Raymond Wells has been an amazing professor and I hope he continues to provide this priceless experience to so many students. He has truly built a program that cannot be replaced or replicated.

Tammy Mangione Hemion
Marine Educator