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September 2014

The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World
September 24, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Lincoln Paine

Lincoln Paine will discuss his book, The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World. This book traces how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across the world’s waterways.

Portraying Scientists as Geeks and Madmen: Can Hollywood Reverse the Trend it Started?
September 29, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jerry Zucker

Producer and director Jerry Zucker will discuss the portrayal of scientists in popular culture, particularly movies.

October 2014

Looking for Life in Oceans on Earth and in Space
October 2, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Max Coleman

Max Coleman and his colleagues at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab have developed ways of detecting signs of microbial activity preserved in minerals from Earth’s ancient ecosystems. They are using the same methods to explore for life on other planets.

Project SECORE and Guam’s Threatened Coral Reefs
October 8, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Perry Hampton

Aquarium Vice President of Husbandry Perry Hampton will provide an overview of Guam’s coral reefs and the threats facing those and many other reefs worldwide.

Glowing Aliens: Diversity and Bioluminescence of Deep-Sea Jellies and Other Unusual Organisms
October 15, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Steve Haddock

A huge diversity of marine life—from bacteria and single-celled algae to jellyfish, squid, and sea cucumbers—use light in their daily (and nightly) lives.

ProTECTOR: Saving Turtles, Helping People
October 16, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Stephen Dunbar

Stephen Dunbar will share the progress his team has made in Honduras both on the ground and in the lab with their work to promote turtle conservation.

Green Screen: How Trees Made California Modern
October 20, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jared Farmer

Jared Farmer will discuss how tree planters staged a landscape revolution, and, in doing so, they helped make California modern.

Images of the Grand Canyon in 2014 and Environment Impacts in the Last Sixty Years
October 21, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Photographer Ty Bowman will discuss his time as an artist in residence at Grand Canyon National Park taking photographs and presenting lectures.

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