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Into the Black

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

August 18, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Into the Black

Diver and marine wildlife photographer Mike Bartick will discuss diving at night and photographing nocturnal marine life.

Hugs and Drugs from Sea Slugs

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

August 30, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Hugs and Drugs from Sea Slugs

Marine biologist Patrick Krug will discuss the ecological reasons for sea slugs’ beautiful coloration, their role in drug discovery and biomedical research, and their dramatic and intriguing mating behaviors.

Searching for the Unicorn: Science and Decision Making

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

September 7, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Searching for the Unicorn: Science and Decision Making

In this lecture Margaret Davidson will discuss the reasons behind the underappreciation and underutilization of the United States’ scientific capabilities, especially with regard to highly contentious issues such as planning, disaster policy, and climate change.

A Marine Biologist’s Quest to Keep the Pacific Wild

Adults | Exhibits | Vanishing Animals | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

September 14, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A Marine Biologist’s Quest to Keep the Pacific Wild

The Future of Food: Second Course with ONX Winery

Adults | Food & Drink | Guest Speaker

September 23, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Future of Food: Second Course with ONX Winery

This ongoing series of talks hosted by former Los Angeles Times Food Editor and cookbook author Russ Parsons features experts representing different sectors of the American food system.

DDT Wars: The 1972 DDT Ban and its Benefits

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

September 27, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

DDT Wars: The 1972 DDT Ban and its Benefits

Charles Wurster will discuss his book, DDT Wars, and the inside story it tells of the decade-long scientific, legal and strategic campaign that culminated in the national ban of the insecticide DDT in 1972.

The Story of Seahorses: From Myth to Reality

Adults | Exhibits | Horses and Dragons | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

October 5, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Story of Seahorses: From Myth to Reality

Seahorses may be tiny and timid, but they are some of the most captivating of all the oceans’ inhabitants. For millennia, these curious creatures have wound their way into myths and stories, and for even longer they’ve lived extraordinary lives beneath the waves.

The Future of Food: Second Course with L.A. Kitchen and Homeboy Industries

Adults | Food & Drink | Guest Speaker

October 7, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Future of Food: Second Course with L.A. Kitchen and Homeboy Industries

This ongoing series of talks hosted by former Los Angeles Times Food Editor and cookbook author Russ Parsons features experts representing different sectors of the American food system.

See the rest of the guest speaker calendar.