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February 2020

A Story About People and Place: Lessons Learned in Vaquita Conservation

February 6, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A Story About People and Place: Lessons Learned in Vaquita Conservation

David Bader

Aquarium Director of Education David Bader will discuss lessons learned from the story of the vaquita and what it can tell us broadly about what it will take to achieve conservation success

Coral Reef Restoration in Palau and the Bahamas

February 19, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Coral Reef Restoration in Palau and the Bahamas

Nate Jaros & Briana Fodor

Aquarium staff members Nate Jaros and Briana Fodor will discuss the Aquarium’s involvement in coral reef restoration field work.

 Unwitting Helpers: The Strange, True Story of How Silent Spring and the Clean Water Act Gave Rise to Asian Carp in America

February 26, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Unwitting Helpers: The Strange, True Story of How Silent Spring and the Clean Water Act Gave Rise to Asian Carp in America

Andrew Reeves

Environmental journalist and author Andrew Reeves will discuss the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Water Act in-depth with stories and material from his book Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis.

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March 2020

Teacher Appreciation Month

March 1, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

Aquatic Academy

March 4, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Teacher Appreciation Month

March 8, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

Free Public Seminar On Sea Level Rise and Flooding of Long Beach Peninsula, Naples, and Belmont Shore

March 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:30 PM

Free Public Seminar On Sea Level Rise and Flooding of Long Beach Peninsula, Naples, and Belmont Shore

Aquarium of the Pacific and The Nature Conservancy

We have engaged the services of Dr. Reinhard Flick, coastal oceanographer, and Walter Crampton, professional coastal engineer, to provide their expertise and perspectives for this community workshop.

Aquatic Academy

March 11, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

An Evening with Climate Elvis

March 12, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evening with Climate Elvis

Joshua Willis

Climate Elvis will perform The Climate Rock and answer your questions about global warming.

Teacher Appreciation Month

March 15, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

Exploring the Ocean Through Underwater Photography

March 16, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exploring the Ocean Through Underwater Photography

Patsee Ober

Patsee Ober will share her underwater photographs of tide pools and marine life in a talk that accompanies an exhibit of her photos at the Aquarium from March 16 to May 16, 2020.

Aquatic Academy

March 18, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

North America’s Galápagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey

March 19, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

North America’s Galápagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey

Corinne Heyning Laverty

Author Corinne Heyning Laverty will discuss her book North America’s Galápagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

March 21, 2020 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom investigations into the innovative exploration strategies, sophisticated instrumentation and equipment used onboard the ship to explore our largely unknown world ocean.

Teacher Appreciation Month

March 22, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

The History and Future of Species Extinction

March 23, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The History and Future of Species Extinction

Douglas McCauley

McCauley’s talk will examine what we can learn from the past to help predict what the future of extinction will look like. He will also discuss what role we can play in shaping that future.

Aquatic Academy

March 25, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Diving to Underwater Museums: Perspectives from an English Professor

March 26, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Diving to Underwater Museums: Perspectives from an English Professor

Melody Jue

Drawing on her new book Wild Blue Media: Thinking Through Seawater, Melody Jue will talk about the importance of bringing the humanities into conversation with the ocean sciences.

Teacher Appreciation Month

March 29, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

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May 2020

The Edge of Extinction: Can Sea Otters and Cheetahs Survive the Human Threat?

May 7, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Edge of Extinction: Can Sea Otters and Cheetahs Survive the Human Threat?

Kim Steinhardt

Kim Steinhardt will share a global conservation story and photos documenting the lives of the Pacific Ocean’s southern sea otter and the Serengeti’s cheetah.

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September 2020

Homeschool Days

September 8, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

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

Homeschool Days

September 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

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

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December 2020

Homeschool Holiday

December 11, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Holiday

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

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January 2020

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Sea of Shadows

January 6, 2020 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Sea of Shadows

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host a screening of Sea of Shadows, a documentary from National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award, followed by a panel discussion featuring ocean conservation experts and one of the filmmakers.

A Philosophical and Evolutionary Answer to the Climate Change Mystery: Why the Doubt?

January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A Philosophical and Evolutionary Answer to the Climate Change Mystery: Why the Doubt?

Dr. Thomas White

Dr. White will explore the possibility that the skepticism surrounding climate change is the product of a central but potentially dangerous feature of American culture— 'American exceptionalism.'

California and the Ocean: Three Perspectives on the Future

January 12, 2020 7:00 PM—9:15 PM

California and the Ocean: Three Perspectives on the Future

Sylvia Earle, Mark Gold, and Betty Yee

SOLD OUT The Aquarium will host an evening keynote presentation to kick off a forum on the future of decommissioned oil rigs off the coast of California. Three leaders in ocean conservation and management will discuss their perspectives on California’s unique relationship with the ocean and what we can do to ensure a healthy ocean in the future, and one that benefits society economically.

Sylvia Earle

January 13, 2020 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Sylvia Earle

The Aquarium will host an evening presentation with Dr. Sylvia Earle as part of the forum on the future of decommissioned oil rigs off the coast of California.

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Saving Birds in the Northern Mariana Islands

Susan Gerros

Senior Aviculturist Susan Gerros will share stories of her experiences on the island of Saipan, located in the Northern Mariana Islands, where several species of birds are being relocated to help save them from possible extinction.

League of Women Voters 6th Annual Climate Symposium

January 19, 2020 3:00 PM—6:00 PM

League of Women Voters 6th Annual Climate Symposium

California: Leader or Laggard?

The League of Women Voters of the Long Beach area (LWVLBA) will present its 6th Annual Climate Change Symposium in partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Galápagos Wonders

January 22, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Galápagos Wonders

Ellen Prager

Dr. Ellen Prager will share her experiences in the Galápagos and the wonder of the islands through stories and images.

The Curious World of Seaweed

January 30, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Curious World of Seaweed

Josie Iselin

Artist Josie Iselin will discuss her new book, The Curious World of Seaweed, which combines essays and imagery to explore seaweed and kelp from the Pacific coast.

A Story About People and Place: Lessons Learned in Vaquita Conservation

February 6, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

A Story About People and Place: Lessons Learned in Vaquita Conservation

David Bader

Aquarium Director of Education David Bader will discuss lessons learned from the story of the vaquita and what it can tell us broadly about what it will take to achieve conservation success

Coral Reef Restoration in Palau and the Bahamas

February 19, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Coral Reef Restoration in Palau and the Bahamas

Nate Jaros & Briana Fodor

Aquarium staff members Nate Jaros and Briana Fodor will discuss the Aquarium’s involvement in coral reef restoration field work.

 Unwitting Helpers: The Strange, True Story of How Silent Spring and the Clean Water Act Gave Rise to Asian Carp in America

February 26, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Unwitting Helpers: The Strange, True Story of How Silent Spring and the Clean Water Act Gave Rise to Asian Carp in America

Andrew Reeves

Environmental journalist and author Andrew Reeves will discuss the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Water Act in-depth with stories and material from his book Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis.

Teacher Appreciation Month

March 1, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

Aquatic Academy

March 4, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Teacher Appreciation Month

March 8, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

Free Public Seminar On Sea Level Rise and Flooding of Long Beach Peninsula, Naples, and Belmont Shore

March 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:30 PM

Free Public Seminar On Sea Level Rise and Flooding of Long Beach Peninsula, Naples, and Belmont Shore

Aquarium of the Pacific and The Nature Conservancy

We have engaged the services of Dr. Reinhard Flick, coastal oceanographer, and Walter Crampton, professional coastal engineer, to provide their expertise and perspectives for this community workshop.

Aquatic Academy

March 11, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

An Evening with Climate Elvis

March 12, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Evening with Climate Elvis

Joshua Willis

Climate Elvis will perform The Climate Rock and answer your questions about global warming.

Teacher Appreciation Month

March 15, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

Exploring the Ocean Through Underwater Photography

March 16, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Exploring the Ocean Through Underwater Photography

Patsee Ober

Patsee Ober will share her underwater photographs of tide pools and marine life in a talk that accompanies an exhibit of her photos at the Aquarium from March 16 to May 16, 2020.

Aquatic Academy

March 18, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

North America’s Galápagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey

March 19, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

North America’s Galápagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey

Corinne Heyning Laverty

Author Corinne Heyning Laverty will discuss her book North America’s Galápagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey.

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

March 21, 2020 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

NOAA Office of Exploration and Research Professional Development

Participants will learn how to use standards-based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom investigations into the innovative exploration strategies, sophisticated instrumentation and equipment used onboard the ship to explore our largely unknown world ocean.

Teacher Appreciation Month

March 22, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

The History and Future of Species Extinction

March 23, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The History and Future of Species Extinction

Douglas McCauley

McCauley’s talk will examine what we can learn from the past to help predict what the future of extinction will look like. He will also discuss what role we can play in shaping that future.

Aquatic Academy

March 25, 2020 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Aquatic Academy

The Effects of Earth’s Health on Human Health

In the Aquarium’s spring Aquatic Academy course, we will explore with top experts how human health will be affected by Earth’s declining health and what can be done.

Diving to Underwater Museums: Perspectives from an English Professor

March 26, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Diving to Underwater Museums: Perspectives from an English Professor

Melody Jue

Drawing on her new book Wild Blue Media: Thinking Through Seawater, Melody Jue will talk about the importance of bringing the humanities into conversation with the ocean sciences.

Teacher Appreciation Month

March 29, 2020 9:00 AM—6:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Month

The Aquarium <3's Teachers

To thank our educators for all their hard work, the Aquarium is offering $7 admission to teachers and school support staff through March 31, 2020.

The Edge of Extinction: Can Sea Otters and Cheetahs Survive the Human Threat?

May 7, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Edge of Extinction: Can Sea Otters and Cheetahs Survive the Human Threat?

Kim Steinhardt

Kim Steinhardt will share a global conservation story and photos documenting the lives of the Pacific Ocean’s southern sea otter and the Serengeti’s cheetah.

Homeschool Days

September 8, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

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

Homeschool Days

September 9, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Days

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

Homeschool Holiday

December 11, 2020 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Homeschool Holiday

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

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