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Streaming Live on September 24, 2014 10:00 AM–10:30 AM

Live Webcast: Extreme Weather

Guest Speaker

September 24, 2014 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

Live Webcast: Extreme Weather

Flooding in the Southwestern U.S., severe drought in California, and tropical storms on the East, West, and Gulf Coasts. Are these events connected? Will more extreme weather-related events be hitting our nation? What can we do to prepare and adapt? Find out this and more with leading experts.

Upcoming Lectures

The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

September 24, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

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.

The Role of Design and Design Thinking in Sustainability and Ocean Conservation

Coastal Conversations

September 29, 2014 10:00 AM—10:30 AM

The Role of Design and Design Thinking in Sustainability and Ocean Conservation

Tune in online for a half-hour broadcast in our Coastal Conversations series. In this episode, we will talk with Heidrun Mumper-Drumm, professor and director of Sustainability Initiatives at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and Jessie Kawata, creative strategist and designer for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Viewers can submit questions during the broadcast by sending an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Portraying Scientists as Geeks and Madmen: Can Hollywood Reverse the Trend it Started?

Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

September 29, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Portraying Scientists as Geeks and Madmen: Can Hollywood Reverse the Trend it Started?

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

Looking for Life in Oceans on Earth and in Space

Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

October 2, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Looking for Life in Oceans on Earth and in Space

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

Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

October 8, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Project SECORE and Guam’s Threatened Coral Reefs

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.

See the rest of the guest speaker calendar.