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An Evolutionary and Philosophical Answer to the Climate Change Mystery: Why the Doubt?

Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream | Adults

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evolutionary and Philosophical Answer to the Climate Change Mystery: Why the Doubt?

Dr. Thomas White

Dr. White will explore the possibility that the skepticism surrounding climate change is the product of a central but potentially dangerous feature of American culture— “American exceptionalism."
California and the Ocean: Three Perspectives on the Future

Guest Speaker

January 12, 2020 7:00 PM—9:15 PM

California and the Ocean: Three Perspectives on the Future

Sylvia Earle, Mark Gold, and Betty Yee

The Aquarium will host an evening keynote presentation to kick off a forum on the future of decommissioned oil rigs off the coast of California. Three leaders in ocean conservation and management will discuss their perspectives on California’s unique relationship with the ocean and what we can do to ensure a healthy ocean in the future, and one that benefits society economically.
Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream | Adults

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

Susan Gerros

Senior Aviculturist Susan Gerros will share stories of her experiences on the island of Saipan, located in the Northern Mariana Islands, where several species of birds are being relocated to help save them from possible extinction.
Galápagos Wonders

Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream | Adults

January 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Galápagos Wonders

Ellen Prager

Dr. Ellen Prager will share her experiences in the Galápagos and the wonder of the islands through stories and images.
The Curious World of Seaweed

Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream | Adults

January 30, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Curious World of Seaweed

Josie Iselin

Artist Josie Iselin will discuss her new book, The Curious World of Seaweed, which combines essays and imagery to explore seaweed and kelp from the Pacific coast.
A Story About People and Place: Lessons Learned in Vaquita Conservation

Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream | Adults

February 6, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A Story About People and Place: Lessons Learned in Vaquita Conservation

David Bader

Aquarium Director of Education David Bader will discuss lessons learned from the story of the vaquita and what it can tell us broadly about what it will take to achieve conservation success
Coral Reef Restoration in Palau and the Bahamas

Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream | Adults

February 19, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Coral Reef Restoration in Palau and the Bahamas

Nate Jaros & Briana Fodor

Aquarium staff members Nate Jaros and Briana Fodor will discuss the Aquarium’s involvement in coral reef restoration field work.
 Unwitting Helpers: The Strange, True Story of How Silent Spring and the Clean Water Act Gave Rise to Asian Carp in America

Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream | Adults

February 26, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Unwitting Helpers: The Strange, True Story of How Silent Spring and the Clean Water Act Gave Rise to Asian Carp in America

Andrew Reeves

Environmental journalist and author Andrew Reeves will discuss the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Water Act in-depth with stories and material from his book Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis.

See the rest of the guest speaker calendar.