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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

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

California in the Pacific World
September 21, 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 conservation. Can we also lead the way in continuing to ensure the Pacific is a vibrant resource for our economy and for feeding the world?

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.

Adapt or Retreat? Preparing Cities for a Changing Climate
September 29, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Walker Wells

Walker Wells will discuss the growing need to increase the resilience of our cities in light of climate change through sustainable urban planning and green building strategies.

October 2015

The Alchemy of Creativity Presents the Creative Keys
October 1, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Dave Zaboski

Through a live painting demonstration, artist Dave Zaboski will share principles of creativity to help attendees avoid creative blocks, connect with their true voice, and better collaborate with others.

Water in California During the Drought and Beyond
October 7, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Kevin Wattier

Kevin Wattier will discuss California’s drought, where our water comes from, and how to adapt to water scarcity in Southern California.

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

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Jerry Schubel, Don Kent, Mark Helvey & Jim Fawcett

In this panel discussion, learn about the status of working waterfronts in California and how they contribute to a safe, secure, and responsible food supply.

The Future of Food: Michael Cimarusti
October 19, 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.

End Game: Tipping Point for Planet Earth
October 21, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Elizabeth Hadly

Human impacts, including climate change, pollution, and resource consumption, are causing alarming levels of harm to our planet. But taking concrete, immediate actions can help us create a better End Game for Earth.

The Marine Biological Laboratory at Terminal Island and its Women Scientists
October 27, 2015 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Geraldine Knatz

At the turn of the last century two women researchers lived and worked in the Los Angeles Harbor, studying the marine life of San Pedro Bay.

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.

December 2015

Why Do We Explore?
December 5, 2015 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.