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April 2014

Aquatic Academy | Prospects of Humankind in the 21st Century: Keys to a Better Future
April 22, 2014 7:00 PM—9:15 PM

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The Aquarium’s goal for this Aquatic Academy is to explore prospects of humankind for the balance of the twenty-first century. The information presented and the discussions will provide input for developing future exhibits.

Gentle Jaws: Diving with Whale Sharks
April 24, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Ken Kurtis

Ken Kurtis will discuss his experiences diving with whale sharks, which live in warm, tropical waters and represent the largest species of fish on Earth today.

Aquatic Academy | Prospects of Humankind in the 21st Century: Keys to a Better Future
April 28, 2014 7:00 PM—9:15 PM

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The Aquarium’s goal for this Aquatic Academy is to explore prospects of humankind for the balance of the twenty-first century. The information presented and the discussions will provide input for developing future exhibits.

Art-Lantis
April 30, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jason deCaires Taylor

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor founded the first underwater sculpture park off the coast of Grenada in the West Indies. His latest sculptural works can be found submerged off the coast of Cancún, Mexico.

May 2014

Educator Pre-Visits
May 1, 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.

Aquatic Academy | Prospects of Humankind in the 21st Century: Keys to a Better Future
May 6, 2014 7:00 PM—9:15 PM

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The Aquarium’s goal for this Aquatic Academy is to explore prospects of humankind for the balance of the twenty-first century. The information presented and the discussions will provide input for developing future exhibits.

The Steelhead Story
May 8, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Tom Tomlinson

Tom Tomlinson will share the natural history, local importance, and ecological role of the Southern California steelhead.

Aquatic Academy | Prospects of Humankind in the 21st Century: Keys to a Better Future
May 13, 2014 7:00 PM—9:15 PM

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The Aquarium’s goal for this Aquatic Academy is to explore prospects of humankind for the balance of the twenty-first century. The information presented and the discussions will provide input for developing future exhibits.

Taking On the Five Horsemen: Drought, Malnutrition, Obesity, Poverty, and Pesticide Pollution
May 14, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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David Sands

Montana State University professor and plant pathologist David Sands will discuss his work in researching bacteria that play a role in battling crop diseases.

Can New Environmentalism Save the World from Itself? Strange Bedfellows and a “Big Tent”
May 27, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Peter Kareiva

Peter Kareiva will discuss how new messages, new science, and new alliances are conservation’s best hope.

June 2014

Seafood Documentary Screening and Reaction Panel
June 4, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Fish & Men

Co-directors Adam Jones and Darby Duffin will screen their documentary Fish & Men examining the complexities of the fishing and seafood industries.

Educator Pre-Visits
June 5, 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 Extreme Life of the Sea
June 12, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Stephen Palumbi

Stephen Palumbi will discuss extreme animals and habitats of the ocean.

Oarfish and Parasites: The Real Sea Monsters
June 19, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Armand Kuris

Oarfish are so mysterious that the recent discovery of some large specimens washing ashore in California went viral on the web. But even more mysterious are the parasites collected from one of those oarfish.

Teacher Family Day
June 20, 2014 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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

July 2014

Educator Pre-Visits
July 3, 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 World’s Biggest Volcano is Hiding Beneath the Sea: How We Discovered It and Why It Matters
July 9, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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William Sager

William Sager will discuss Tamu Massif, an underwater volcano the size of New Mexico in the Shatsky Rise oceanic plateau in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.

A Digital Field Guide to the Benthic Critters of the Indo-Pacific
July 16, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Mike Bartick

Mike Bartick is a marine wildlife photographer who specializes in small benthic animals like frogfish, rhinopias, and nudibranchs.

August 2014

Portraying Scientists as Geeks and Madmen: Can Hollywood Reverse the Trend it Started?
August 5, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jerry Zucker

Producer and director Jerry Zucker will discuss the portrayal of scientists in popular culture, particularly movies.

Educator Pre-Visits
August 7, 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.

Yosemite’s Unsung Heroine
August 19, 2014 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Craig MacDonald

Author Craig MacDonald will share the story of Jessie Benton Fremont, who helped lead the first successful effort to protect Yosemite Valley as national park land 150 years ago.

September 2014

Educator Pre-Visits
September 4, 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.

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.

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.

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!

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, where he took photographs and gave lectures.

November 2014

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.

December 2014

Educator Pre-Visits
December 4, 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.

January 2015

Educator Pre-Visits
January 1, 2015 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.

February 2015

Educator Pre-Visits
February 5, 2015 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.

March 2015

Educator Pre-Visits
March 5, 2015 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.

April 2015

Educator Pre-Visits
April 2, 2015 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.