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July 2018

Links to Climate Change and California’s Agriculture
July 26, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Change and California’s Agriculture

Tapan Pathak

Tapan Pathak, specialist in climate adaptation in agriculture at the University of California, Merced, will discuss the potentially devastating impacts of climate change on California’s $50 billion agriculture industry.

Links to Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea
July 31, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

In this lecture, Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.

August 2018

Links to Conservation Momentum
August 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation Momentum

John Fraser

John Fraser's lecture will synthesize research conducted over the past sixteen years under the banner of Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter (WZAM), a coordinated social science effort that describes the roles and opportunities zoos and aquariums can play in advancing a conservation ethos.

Links to Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus
August 14, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus

Gregory Barord

In his lecture Gregory Jeff Barord, Ph.D., will discuss monitoring nautilus populations and studying nautiluses and the deep-sea ecosystem as a whole. Barord is a conservation biologist for Save the Nautilus and the marine biology instructor for Des Moines Public Schools’ Central Campus.

Links to Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica
August 16, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica

Dr. Drew Lohrer

Dr. Lohrer will show images and video to explain why and how they do science under the ice.

Links to Community-Based Conservation
August 23, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Community-Based Conservation

Dr. James Danoff-Burg

Dr. James Danoff-Burg will discuss how genuinely engaging communities can help address poaching.

Links to Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation
August 30, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation

Sandy Trautwein

As part of the Aquarium’s 20th anniversary celebration, Vice President of Husbandry Sandy Trautwein will discuss the institution’s twenty years of work and achievements in the areas of animal husbandry and conservation.

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