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The Early Los Angeles River Watershed Through Fiction and Photographs

Guest Speaker

January 19, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Early Los Angeles River Watershed Through Fiction and Photographs

How can fiction help us know the natural world? Barbara Crane uses photographs, old sketches, and maps to tell how research for her historical novel When Water Was Everywhere shows us what the Los Angeles River watershed looked like less than 200 years ago.

Upcoming Lectures

Can We Continue to Live at the Edge of the Sea?

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

January 26, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Can We Continue to Live at the Edge of the Sea?

Malcolm Bowman will discuss the difficulties and challenges of protecting New York and New Jersey from another extreme weather event like Superstorm Sandy.

Restoring Coral Reefs in Guam: A Conservation Success Story

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

February 1, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Restoring Coral Reefs in Guam: A Conservation Success Story

Learn about the Aquarium’s role in coral reef conservation work around the world, including a 2016 trip to Guam.

Seafood: Good for You, Good for the Planet

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

February 21, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Seafood: Good for You, Good for the Planet

Linda Cornish and Barton Seaver will discuss seafood’s role in human and environmental health and share tips for sourcing and preparing healthy seafood.

The Well-Tempered City

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

February 24, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Well-Tempered City

Jonathan Rose will discuss and sign copies of his book, The Well-Tempered City, in which he identifies five key characteristics that are necessary for cities to thrive.

Wild Orcas: A Summer in the San Juan Islands

Adults | Guest Speaker | Live Web Stream

March 2, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Wild Orcas: A Summer in the San Juan Islands

Kera Mathes spent the summer of 2016 at the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest photographing whales and other wildlife as a naturalist.

Aquatic Academy

Spring 2017

March 7, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Sad Serendipity: Shipwrecks On and Around the Palos Verdes Peninsula

Adults | Guest Speaker | Late Nights

March 9, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Sad Serendipity: Shipwrecks On and Around the Palos Verdes Peninsula

Captain Patrick Smith returns to share stories of cargo ships, ferry boats, passenger liners, and ex-Civil War military vessels that all met their end in the waters around the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Aquatic Academy

Spring 2017

March 14, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

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