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October 2014

Educator Pre-Visits
October 2, 2014 4:00 PM—4:30 PM

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1st Thursday of Every Month

To help you prepare for your visit, participate in one of our free educator pre-visits. This tour will give you a chance to see the Aquarium before bringing your students.

Looking for Life in Oceans on Earth and in Space
October 2, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Max Coleman

Max Coleman and his colleagues at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab have developed ways of detecting signs of microbial activity preserved in minerals from Earth’s ancient ecosystems. They are using the same methods to explore for life on other planets.

Project SECORE and Guam’s Threatened Coral Reefs
October 8, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Perry Hampton

Aquarium Vice President of Husbandry Perry Hampton will provide an overview of Guam’s coral reefs and the threats facing those and many other reefs worldwide.

Glowing Aliens: Diversity and Bioluminescence of Deep-Sea Jellies and Other Unusual Organisms
October 15, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Steve Haddock

A huge diversity of marine life—from bacteria and single-celled algae to jellyfish, squid, and sea cucumbers—use light in their daily (and nightly) lives.

ProTECTOR: Saving Turtles, Helping People
October 16, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Stephen Dunbar

Stephen Dunbar will share the progress his team has made in Honduras both on the ground and in the lab with their work to promote turtle conservation.

Our Instrumented Earth
October 17, 2014 9:00 AM—4:00 PM

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NASA Teacher Workshop

With this two day workshop, 5th-12th grade teachers will be introduced to Our Instrumented Earth and new and exciting ways to bring data into the classroom.

Our Instrumented Earth
October 18, 2014 9:00 AM—4:00 PM

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NASA Teacher Workshop

With this two day workshop, 5th-12th grade teachers will be introduced to Our Instrumented Earth and new and exciting ways to bring data into the classroom.

Teacher Family Day
October 19, 2014 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts Teacher Family Free Day!

Green Screen: How Trees Made California Modern
October 20, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jared Farmer

Jared Farmer will discuss how tree planters staged a landscape revolution, and, in doing so, they helped make California modern.

Images of the Grand Canyon in 2014 and Environment Impacts in the Last Sixty Years
October 21, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Photographer Ty Bowman will discuss his time as an artist in residence at Grand Canyon National Park taking photographs and presenting lectures.

November 2014

Why Do We Explore?
November 1, 2014 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

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NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

Meet Okeanos Explorer - a ship dedicated to Ocean Exploration! Through this workshop, teachers will be introduced to deep sea exploration, Okeanos voyages, standard-based lesson plans, on-line resources, and more. Each participant receives a $50 stipend for attending the full day session.

Medicines from the Sea
November 4, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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John Williams

John Williams will discuss City of Hope’s partnership with the Aquarium to study biologically active compounds in corals and sponges for potential cancer cures.

Educator Pre-Visits
November 6, 2014 4:00 PM—4:30 PM

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1st Thursday of Every Month

To help you prepare for your visit, participate in one of our free educator pre-visits. This tour will give you a chance to see the Aquarium before bringing your students.

The Future of Food: Paul Greenberg
November 10, 2014 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

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Saving Our Seafood

This talk will be the first in a year-long, four-part series hosted by Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons. In this session he will discuss sustainable seafood with author Paul Greenberg.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop
November 15, 2014 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.

December 2014

Homeschool Holiday
December 19, 2014 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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Join us for Homeschool Holiday! We are opening our doors to homeschool families, networks, students, parents, and teachers.

February 2015

The Future of Food: Anya Fernald
February 4, 2015 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

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Reinventing American Meat

This talk is the second in a year-long, four-part series hosted by Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons. In this session Anya Fernald will discuss humanely raised organic meat, butcher shops, and restaurants.

May 2015

The Future of Food: David “Mas” Masumoto
May 7, 2015 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

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The Farmer as Artist

This talk is the third in a year-long, four-part series hosted by Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons. In this session farmer and author David “Mas” Masumoto will discuss organic farming.