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State of the California South Coast: Findings from Baseline Monitoring of Marine Protected Areas

Guest Speaker

April 25, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

State of the California South Coast: Findings from Baseline Monitoring of Marine Protected Areas

Learn about key findings from marine protected area (MPA) baseline monitoring. Researchers from Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE) and the University of California, Santa Barbara, will take the audience on a journey to explore California’s diverse ecosystems, from kelp forests to deep water habitats.

Upcoming Lectures

Power Meets Water: The Nexus of Water and Energy in California

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

April 27, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Power Meets Water: The Nexus of Water and Energy in California

Mark S. Martinez will discuss the critical relationship between the power supply and water in California and opportunities for sustainably solving the challenges of both.

Might As Well Go Surfing: Biomass Utilization in a World with Oil at $50 a Barrel

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

May 2, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Might As Well Go Surfing: Biomass Utilization in a World with Oil at $50 a Barrel

Robert Pomeroy will discuss the ongoing research and outreach in algae biofuels and introduce our pivot to biopolymers.

Teen Science Cafe

Education | Guest Speaker

May 6, 2017 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

Teen Science Cafe

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Teen Science Café will be presenting an event for high school and middle school students where they can learn from a real scientist about the animals living off of our coast.

The Physics of Mudskippers and Other Land Locomotors

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

May 17, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Physics of Mudskippers and Other Land Locomotors

Daniel Goldman was the lead author of a study published recently that investigated how aquatic animals transitioned to dry land millions of years ago.

Will Farmed Fish Save Our Oceans, Delight Our Palates, and Provide Healthy Food for All?

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

May 25, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Will Farmed Fish Save Our Oceans, Delight Our Palates, and Provide Healthy Food for All?

Panelists will discuss a recent study by conservation scientists at University of California, Santa Barbara, on the economics and sustainability of offshore aquaculture, how aquaculture could serve the restaurant industry, and the details of running an aquaculture operation.

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

May 30, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

Writer, sailor, and marine conservationist Jonathan White will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean.

Hollywood Amphibians: A Movie Star’s Life

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

June 8, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Hollywood Amphibians: A Movie Star’s Life

Dr. Kats and his students have documented the factors that are impacting local amphibians, and data they have collected have been instrumental in developing conservation plans and strategies for local native species. Dr. Kats will discuss these changes and the challenges ahead for local frogs and salamanders.

Climate Change, the Sierra Nevada, and Our Water Future

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

June 22, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Change, the Sierra Nevada, and Our Water Future

Professor Alex Hall of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and his research team have set out to understand future impacts of climate change on the mountain landscapes we love—and the snowpack upon which California depends for its water resources.

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