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August 2015

Green Chemistry in the Water Quality Laboratory
August 4, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Karen Tuttle Stearns

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
August 13, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Panel Discussion

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
August 18, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Nate Jaros

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

Trouble and Hope in an Ocean Paradise
August 20, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Greg Stone & Christine Greene

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
August 25, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Carl Safina

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

September 2015

Jelly Blooms
September 10, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Richard Brodeur

Rick Brodeur from NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Newport, Oregon, will discuss jelly blooms and their effects on the ocean, ecosystems, and food webs.

Homeschool Days
September 16, 2015 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

California in the Pacific World
September 16, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jon Christensen, Peter Kareiva & Jerry Schubel

California is a leader in the Pacific World, particularly in ocean conversation. Can we also lead the way in continuing to ensure the Pacific is a vibrant resource for our economy and for feeding the world?

Homeschool Days
September 17, 2015 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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The Aquarium of the Pacific would like to invite homeschool networks, students, parents, and teachers to our Homeschool Days

Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning in an Age of Change
September 24, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Carlton Ray & Jerry McCormick-Ray

Marine protected areas (MPAs) and marine spatial planning (MSP) are instruments that can be used to satisfy social-economic demands for use and protection of the ocean.

October 2015

The Future of Food: Michael Cimarusti
October 7, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Eating Well and Doing Good

This talk part of an ongoing series called The Future of Food hosted by Los Angeles Times Food Columnist Russ Parsons. In this session chef Michael Cimarusti will discuss how the fine dining industry can get involved with sustainable food.

California’s Working Waterfronts and the Future of Seafood
October 14, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Kim Thompson

Kim Thompson, manager of the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program, will host a panel discussion on the status of working waterfronts in California and how they contribute to a safe, secure, and responsible food supply.

November 2015

One Fish, Two Fish, Three Fish, Rockfish
November 3, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Dr. Milton Love

There are more than 100 species of rockfish around the world, with at least forty-five in Southern California. Dr. Milton Love will discuss rockfish and their biology, habitat, and behaviors.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop
November 14, 2015 8:30 AM—11:30 AM

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Weaving current ocean science and real-time data into your school programs

Join us for the Aquarium’s annual NOAA and Our Planet Day and participate in a teacher workshop specifically designed to bring current science and data into your science curriculum.