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Winter 2013 Aquatic Academy

Winter 2013 Aquatic Academy

Are we facing an environmental cliff?

January 2, 2013

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host an Aquatic Academy course in early 2013. The Aquarium typically holds two to three Aquatic Academy sessions each year, providing an opportunity for members of the community to learn more about ocean and environmental issues.

This upcoming series will be held on evenings on February 6, 13, and 27 in the Aquarium’s SAVOR… Watershed Classroom from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

In this series of three evening classes, attendees will hear presentations and panel discussions from scientists and other experts, getting in-depth information about pressing environmental topics and the most current data and interpretation from the speakers. This session will answer the questions: Are we facing an environmental cliff? And, if we are, how can we avoid it? The course will explore a number of topics, including increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, retreating ice around the globe, ocean acidification, biodiversity loss, and California and carbon credits: a courageous move or a meaningless gesture. During the course, participants will come up with a 10 point action plan to move back from the cliff, existing or potential.

The Aquarium fosters dialogue on complex and pressing issues related to the ocean and environment through its Aquatic Academy. These courses bring together experts in science, business, conservation, policy, and academics to share their knowledge and experiences with attendees.

The course cost is $30 per person and $25 per member.

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