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Integrating Art and Science: Shifting Perspectives to Inspire Change links to Integrating Art and Science: Shifting Perspectives to Inspire Change

Guest Speaker

January 18, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Integrating Art and Science: Shifting Perspectives to Inspire Change

This talk will provide an overview of some of the activities occurring in the office of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences that explore the integration of art, science, and other creative inquiries.

Upcoming Lectures

People with Disabilities Drive Innovation links to People with Disabilities Drive Innovation

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

January 28, 2018 5:00 PM—6:30 PM

People with Disabilities Drive Innovation

Haben Girma is an advocate for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change, and Forbes recognized her in Forbes 30 Under 30. Girma travels the world consulting and public speaking, teaching clients the benefits of fully accessible products and services. Her memoir will be published by Grand Central Publishing in 2019.

The Big Fish Come to Land: An Archaeologist Explores the History of Fishing links to The Big Fish Come to Land: An Archaeologist Explores the History of Fishing

Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

January 31, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Big Fish Come to Land: An Archaeologist Explores the History of Fishing

Author Brian Fagan will detail the million year-old history of fishing, including how fishing contributed to the first settlement of the Americas.

Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water links to Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

February 12, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water

Learn about California’s water supply and the threats it faces now and in the future in this lecture by Dr. William Cooper, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Urban Water Research Center at the University of California, Irvine.

Deep-Sea Exploration Aboard the Nautilus links to Deep-Sea Exploration Aboard the Nautilus

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

February 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Deep-Sea Exploration Aboard the Nautilus

Hear about Sullivan’s experience working alongside Dr. Peter Girguis of Harvard University in a mission to study a methane seep habitat located off of Point Dume, California.

Reconciling California’s Delta: Water for Fish and People links to Reconciling California’s Delta: Water for Fish and People

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

February 27, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Reconciling California’s Delta: Water for Fish and People

Peter Moyle will explore this conflict, using the concept of reconciliation ecology as the basis for resolving it.

Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance: Resilient Food Systems links to Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance: Resilient Food Systems

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

March 6, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance: Resilient Food Systems

A.G. Kawamura will discuss the threats to food security that confront our attempts to manage life systems and resources in a sustainable manner.

Aquatic Academy links to Aquatic Academy

Spring 2018

March 7, 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Join experts in exploring how rapidly and how much sea level might rise, the amount and causes of the uncertainty, and how sea level rise will affect the world’s and California’s coasts and cities, the infrastructure we have built, as well as nature’s infrastructure, and what we can do to adapt.

Leatherback Sea Turtles links to Leatherback Sea Turtles

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

March 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Leatherback Sea Turtles

Lauren Harper, senior aquarist in the Aquarium’s Tropical Pacific Gallery, had an opportunity assist The Leatherback Trust with the conservation of these living dinosaurs.

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