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Streaming Live on May 30, 2017 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

Guest Speaker

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.

Upcoming Lectures

Hollywood Amphibians: A Movie Star’s Life

Adults | Exhibits | Frogs | 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.

Other Minds and the Evolution of Consciousness

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

June 27, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Other Minds and the Evolution of Consciousness

In his lecture Peter Godfrey-Smith will discuss how and why octopuses and other cephalopods have a special place in this history.

Bringing Deep Ocean Animals to the Surface

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

July 12, 2017 7:30 PM—8:00 PM

Bringing Deep Ocean Animals to the Surface

Matt Wandell will discuss his efforts in
collecting and exhibiting mesophotic coral
reef fishes, pygmy seahorses, and deep water
corals.

The Department of Defense and Wildlife Management: A Tale of Two Missions

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

July 18, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Department of Defense and Wildlife Management: A Tale of Two Missions

This presentation will provide an overview of the military’s natural resources programs, while highlighting the successes and opportunities for conservation in our backyard.

The Creative Spark: Imagination and Collaboration in Human Evolution

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

July 26, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Creative Spark: Imagination and Collaboration in Human Evolution

Scientist and author Agustín Fuentes will discuss and sign copies of his book, The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional.

SAVE THE FROGS! Translating Science Into Action

Adults | Exhibits | Frogs | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

August 29, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

SAVE THE FROGS! Translating Science Into Action

Join Dr. Kerry Kriger for a discussion on amphibian conservation.

Reporting from the Front Line: Where Science Meets Government

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

September 7, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Reporting from the Front Line: Where Science Meets Government

Dr. Michael Prather will share a behind-the-scenes account of a unique interaction between governments and the world’s leading scientists.

See the rest of the guest speaker calendar.