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Up Around the Bend

Local History

July 14, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Up Around the Bend

Don Christy will give an illustrated look at the historic past and at the villas, homes, personalities, and tales of Portuguese Bend and Palos Verdes, California.

Resilience of Coastal Cities to Environmental Threats: The New Frontier

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream | Urban Ocean

July 21, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Resilience of Coastal Cities to Environmental Threats: The New Frontier

Coastal urban resiliency is vital for protection of the growing human population along coastlines.

Sea Jellies

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

July 30, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Sea Jellies

Claudia Mills has studied sea jellies for decades. She will share her knowledge of the seventy-five species she works with out of her lab on San Juan Island off the coast of Washington state.

Green Chemistry in the Water Quality Laboratory

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

August 4, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Green Chemistry in the Water Quality Laboratory

Karen Tuttle Stearns will discuss the purpose and need for the Aquarium’s water quality laboratory and the green chemistry practices employed there.

Saving the World’s Most-Endangered Marine Mammal—the Vaquita

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

August 13, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Saving the World’s Most-Endangered Marine Mammal—the Vaquita

Learn more about the world’s most-endangered marine mammal, the vaquita, and how efforts to save it may result in solutions to fisheries issues around the world.

The Aquarium’s Sea Jellies

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

August 18, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Aquarium’s Sea Jellies

Assistant Curator Nate Jaros will share how Aquarium staff members obtain, feed, transport, and culture sea jellies.

Trouble and Hope in an Ocean Paradise

Adults | Conservation | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

August 20, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Trouble and Hope in an Ocean Paradise

Greg Stone and Christine Greene will discuss the Pacific Oceanscape, an initiative by sixteen island nations to conserve and manage a vast area of ocean.

Beyond Words: How Elephants, Wolves, and Killer Whales Think and Feel

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

August 25, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Beyond Words: How Elephants, Wolves, and Killer Whales Think and Feel

Author Carl Safina will discuss the similarities and differences between the ways humans and animals think.

See the rest of the guest speaker calendar.