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Upcoming Lectures

The United States Weather and Climate Enterprise

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

January 13, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The United States Weather and Climate Enterprise

Ray Ban, a founder of The Weather Channel Inc., will discuss the unique relationship between the government and academic and private sectors that allows our nation to receive weather and climate forecasts.

Ocean Exploration

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream | Ocean Exploration

January 22, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Ocean Exploration

The Aquarium’s Science Interpretation Supervisor Emily Yam will discuss her experiences aboard the Research Vessel Thomas G. Thompson.

The Future of Food: Anya Fernald

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

February 4, 2015 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

The Future of Food: Anya Fernald

This talk part of an ongoing series called The Future of Food hosted by Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons. In this session Anya Fernald will discuss humanely raised organic meat, butcher shops, and restaurants.

The Shark Whisperer

Adults | Conservation | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

February 10, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Shark Whisperer

Marine scientist Ellen Prager will discuss and sign copies of her latest book, The Shark Whisperer, the first in a five-part series of adventure novels for young adults.

California Coast from the Air: Images of a Changing Landscape

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

February 18, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

California Coast from the Air: Images of a Changing Landscape

Gary Griggs will discuss how over the past century, humans have changed the coast in significant ways, particularly in Southern California, where extensive stretches of coast have been completely altered.

Fukushima and its Impacts

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

March 11, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Fukushima and its Impacts

On the fourth anniversary of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant meltdown triggered by the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake, Ken Buesseler will discuss the impacts of the accident on marine life.

Antarctic Penguins

Adults | Conservation | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

March 17, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Antarctic Penguins

Penguins are playing an increasingly important role as sentinels of ocean health. Heather Lynch will give a brief overview of penguin biology, the threats currently facing many penguin species, and methods used by scientists to study these charismatic seabirds.

See the rest of the guest speaker calendar.