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July 2018

Links to Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone
July 10, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone

Tyler Phelps

Tyler Phelps, a former Aquarium volunteer, will discuss using advanced technical diving to explore deep reefs in Hawaii with a team from the California Academy of Sciences.
Links to Climate Change and California’s Agriculture
July 26, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Change and California’s Agriculture

Tapan Pathak

Tapan Pathak, specialist in climate adaptation in agriculture at the University of California, Merced, will discuss the potentially devastating impacts of climate change on California’s $50 billion agriculture industry.
Links to Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea
July 31, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

In this lecture, Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.

August 2018

Links to Conservation Momentum
August 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation Momentum

John Fraser

John Fraser's lecture will synthesize research conducted over the past sixteen years under the banner of Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter (WZAM), a coordinated social science effort that describes the roles and opportunities zoos and aquariums can play in advancing a conservation ethos.
Links to Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus
August 14, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus

Gregory Barord

In his lecture Gregory Jeff Barord, Ph.D., will discuss monitoring nautilus populations and studying nautiluses and the deep-sea ecosystem as a whole. Barord is a conservation biologist for Save the Nautilus and the marine biology instructor for Des Moines Public Schools’ Central Campus.
Links to Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica
August 16, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica

Dr. Drew Lohrer

Dr. Lohrer will show images and video to explain why and how they do science under the ice.
Links to Community-Based Conservation
August 23, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Community-Based Conservation

Dr. James Danoff-Burg

Dr. James Danoff-Burg will discuss how genuinely engaging communities can help address poaching.
Links to Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation
August 30, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation

Sandy Trautwein

As part of the Aquarium’s 20th anniversary celebration, Vice President of Husbandry Sandy Trautwein will discuss the institution’s twenty years of work and achievements in the areas of animal husbandry and conservation.

September 2018

Links to Homeschool Days
September 12, 2018 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
Links to Homeschool Days
September 13, 2018 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
Links to From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times
September 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times

Andrew Policano

This discussion will provide an inside look at the future of public universities in a world of declining tax payer support.

October 2018

Links to New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers
October 5, 2018 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers

Panel Discussion

Join the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program and a panel of experts from the conservation, science, and seafood communities for the launch of a short video series.

January 2018

Links to An Ethicist's View of Climate Change
January 16, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

An Ethicist's View of Climate Change

Dr. Thomas White

Dr. Thomas White will discuss the ethical aspect of our response to climate change, as the planet is warming in a way that will likely lead to serious harm to billions of people.
Links to Integrating Art and Science: Shifting Perspectives to Inspire Change
January 18, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Integrating Art and Science: Shifting Perspectives to Inspire Change

J.D. Talasek

This talk will provide an overview of some of the activities occurring in the office of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences that explore the integration of art, science, and other creative inquiries.
Links to People with Disabilities Drive Innovation
January 28, 2018 5:00 PM—6:30 PM

People with Disabilities Drive Innovation

Haben Girma is an advocate for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change, and Forbes recognized her in Forbes 30 Under 30. Girma travels the world consulting and public speaking, teaching clients the benefits of fully accessible products and services. Her memoir will be published by Grand Central Publishing in 2019.
Links to The Big Fish Come to Land: An Archaeologist Explores the History of Fishing
January 31, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Big Fish Come to Land: An Archaeologist Explores the History of Fishing

Brian Fagan

Author Brian Fagan will detail the million year-old history of fishing, including how fishing contributed to the first settlement of the Americas.
Links to Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water
February 12, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water

Dr. William Cooper

Learn about California's water supply and the threats it faces now and in the future in this lecture by Dr. William Cooper, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Urban Water Research Center at the University of California, Irvine.
Links to Deep-Sea Exploration Aboard the Nautilus
February 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Deep-Sea Exploration Aboard the Nautilus

Katelyn Sullivan

Hear about Katelyn Sullivan's experience working alongside Dr. Peter Girguis of Harvard University in a mission to study a methane seep habitat located off of Point Dume, California.
Links to Reconciling California’s Delta: Water for Fish and People
February 27, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Reconciling California’s Delta: Water for Fish and People

Peter Moyle

Peter Moyle will explore this conflict, using the concept of reconciliation ecology as the basis for resolving it.
Links to Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance: Resilient Food Systems
March 6, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance: Resilient Food Systems

A.G. Kawamura

A.G. Kawamura will discuss the threats to food security that confront our attempts to manage life systems and resources in a sustainable manner.
Links to Aquatic Academy
March 7, 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Redrawing the Map of the World’s Coastlines

Join experts in exploring how rapidly and how much sea level might rise, the amount and causes of the uncertainty, and how sea level rise will affect the world’s and California’s coasts and cities, the infrastructure we have built, as well as nature’s infrastructure, and what we can do to adapt.
Links to Tsunami Science and Preparedness Panel Discussion
March 8, 2018 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Tsunami Science and Preparedness Panel Discussion

Reginald “Reggie” Harrison, Kevin Miller, Rick Wilson

Panelists will discuss such topics as what areas of Southern California are at risk for a tsunami, what can individuals and business owners do to prepare, and what is the science behind tsunamis.
Links to Saving Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles: An Expedition to Costa Rica
March 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Saving Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles: An Expedition to Costa Rica

Lauren Harper

Lauren Harper, senior aquarist in the Aquarium's Tropical Pacific Gallery, had an opportunity assist The Leatherback Trust with the conservation of these living dinosaurs.
Links to Aquatic Academy
March 14, 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Redrawing the Map of the World’s Coastlines

Join experts in exploring how rapidly and how much sea level might rise, the amount and causes of the uncertainty, and how sea level rise will affect the world’s and California’s coasts and cities, the infrastructure we have built, as well as nature’s infrastructure, and what we can do to adapt.
Links to Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA
March 17, 2018 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.
Links to The Lowdown on the High Seas: What We Don't Know about the Oceans Can Kill Us
March 19, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Lowdown on the High Seas: What We Don't Know about the Oceans Can Kill Us

Wendy Schmidt

Wendy Schmidt, co-founder of the Schmidt Ocean Institute, will discuss how philanthropy can impact ocean science and conservation.
Links to Bites, Cameras, Action: Tracing Tuna Catch, Hook to Dock
March 20, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Bites, Cameras, Action: Tracing Tuna Catch, Hook to Dock

Craig Heberer

Craig Heberer, deputy director of the Nature Conservancy's Indo-Pacific Tuna Program, will discuss how the organization has partnered with Pacific Island nations, the fishing industry and regional science and management agencies to use electronic monitoring technology to provide consumers with confidence that the fish on their plates was caught legally, sustainably, and without slave labor.
Links to Aquatic Academy
March 21, 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Redrawing the Map of the World’s Coastlines

Join experts in exploring how rapidly and how much sea level might rise, the amount and causes of the uncertainty, and how sea level rise will affect the world’s and California’s coasts and cities, the infrastructure we have built, as well as nature’s infrastructure, and what we can do to adapt.
Links to Aquatic Academy
March 28, 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Redrawing the Map of the World’s Coastlines

Join experts in exploring how rapidly and how much sea level might rise, the amount and causes of the uncertainty, and how sea level rise will affect the world’s and California’s coasts and cities, the infrastructure we have built, as well as nature’s infrastructure, and what we can do to adapt.
Links to Teacher Appreciation Month
March 31, 2018 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 $6 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff during the entire month.
Links to Women in STEM
April 24, 2018 10:30 AM—11:30 AM

Women in STEM

Sandy Trautwein, Karen Tuttle Stearns, Emily Yam, and Angelina Komatovich

Explore a variety of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) represented by an all-woman panel of Aquarium professionals.
Links to Storied Seafood: California Swordfish
April 25, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Storied Seafood: California Swordfish

Program Launch and Panel Discussion

The Aquarium's Seafood for the Future Program will host a panel discussion and debut the latest in its Storied Seafood series highlighting California swordfish.
Links to Film Screening: Beyond the Brink
May 4, 2018 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Film Screening: Beyond the Brink

The Aquarium will host a free screening of the documentary film Beyond the Brink followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and water experts.
Links to White Shark Science Cafe at Ballast Point
May 8, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

White Shark Science Cafe at Ballast Point

Science cafes are informal gatherings to discuss current science in a casual setting.

Join the Aquarium and CSULB Shark Lab scientist, Kady Lyons, to learn about white sharks.
Links to Baja's Wild Side: Shark Research and Conservation Photography in Baja California
May 9, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Baja's Wild Side: Shark Research and Conservation Photography in Baja California

Daniel Cartamil

Science and art converge as we take a photographic journey through western Baja California illustrated with photography from Cartamil’s new book, Baja's Wild Side.
Links to Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid's-Eye View of the History of Life
May 15, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid's-Eye View of the History of Life

In her lecture, science writer Danna Staaf will discuss how these mysterious, intelligent, and adaptable creatures are the heroes of an epic adventure spanning hundreds of millions of years, from the primordial ocean to the calamari on your dinner plate.
Links to The Aquarium's 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion
June 6, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Aquarium's 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on how the Aquarium went from a fleeting idea to an impressive reality.
Links to The Resilience Imperative
June 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Resilience Imperative

Albert George

Albert George will discuss how communities can develop proactive plans to promote resilience and mitigate risks in the face of climate change and sea level rise.
Links to Submerged Ice Age America: The View from Yucatan
June 12, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Submerged Ice Age America: The View from Yucatan

Dominique Rissolo

Archaeologist Dominique Rissolo will discuss his experiences exploring the Yucatan’s coastal sites and caves in search of Maya antiquities related to seafaring, commerce, and ritual practice.
Links to Teacher Family Day
June 22, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Teacher Family Day

Enjoy a day at the Aquarium!

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts Teacher Family Day!
Links to One Man’s Journey in Pursuit of Art in Nature
June 27, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

One Man’s Journey in Pursuit of Art in Nature

Andrés Pruna

Andrés Pruna will share stories of his experiences, photos, and film clips documenting his travels, mainly in Patagonia.
Links to Climate Geoengineering: What Could It Mean for Human and Ocean Life?
June 28, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Geoengineering: What Could It Mean for Human and Ocean Life?

Holly Buck

In this talk, science writer Holly Jean Buck will discuss the possibilities of climate engineering approaches to limiting or reversing climate impacts, and what they could mean for human communities and our oceans.
Links to Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone
July 10, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone

Tyler Phelps

Tyler Phelps, a former Aquarium volunteer, will discuss using advanced technical diving to explore deep reefs in Hawaii with a team from the California Academy of Sciences.
Links to Climate Change and California’s Agriculture
July 26, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Change and California’s Agriculture

Tapan Pathak

Tapan Pathak, specialist in climate adaptation in agriculture at the University of California, Merced, will discuss the potentially devastating impacts of climate change on California’s $50 billion agriculture industry.
Links to Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea
July 31, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

In this lecture, Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.
Links to Conservation Momentum
August 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation Momentum

John Fraser

John Fraser's lecture will synthesize research conducted over the past sixteen years under the banner of Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter (WZAM), a coordinated social science effort that describes the roles and opportunities zoos and aquariums can play in advancing a conservation ethos.
Links to Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus
August 14, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus

Gregory Barord

In his lecture Gregory Jeff Barord, Ph.D., will discuss monitoring nautilus populations and studying nautiluses and the deep-sea ecosystem as a whole. Barord is a conservation biologist for Save the Nautilus and the marine biology instructor for Des Moines Public Schools’ Central Campus.
Links to Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica
August 16, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica

Dr. Drew Lohrer

Dr. Lohrer will show images and video to explain why and how they do science under the ice.
Links to Community-Based Conservation
August 23, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Community-Based Conservation

Dr. James Danoff-Burg

Dr. James Danoff-Burg will discuss how genuinely engaging communities can help address poaching.
Links to Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation
August 30, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation

Sandy Trautwein

As part of the Aquarium’s 20th anniversary celebration, Vice President of Husbandry Sandy Trautwein will discuss the institution’s twenty years of work and achievements in the areas of animal husbandry and conservation.
Links to Homeschool Days
September 12, 2018 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
Links to Homeschool Days
September 13, 2018 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
Links to From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times
September 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times

Andrew Policano

This discussion will provide an inside look at the future of public universities in a world of declining tax payer support.
Links to New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers
October 5, 2018 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers

Panel Discussion

Join the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program and a panel of experts from the conservation, science, and seafood communities for the launch of a short video series.

February 2018

Links to Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water
February 12, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water

Dr. William Cooper

Learn about California's water supply and the threats it faces now and in the future in this lecture by Dr. William Cooper, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Urban Water Research Center at the University of California, Irvine.
Links to Deep-Sea Exploration Aboard the Nautilus
February 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Deep-Sea Exploration Aboard the Nautilus

Katelyn Sullivan

Hear about Katelyn Sullivan's experience working alongside Dr. Peter Girguis of Harvard University in a mission to study a methane seep habitat located off of Point Dume, California.
Links to Reconciling California’s Delta: Water for Fish and People
February 27, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Reconciling California’s Delta: Water for Fish and People

Peter Moyle

Peter Moyle will explore this conflict, using the concept of reconciliation ecology as the basis for resolving it.
Links to Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance: Resilient Food Systems
March 6, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance: Resilient Food Systems

A.G. Kawamura

A.G. Kawamura will discuss the threats to food security that confront our attempts to manage life systems and resources in a sustainable manner.
Links to Aquatic Academy
March 7, 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Redrawing the Map of the World’s Coastlines

Join experts in exploring how rapidly and how much sea level might rise, the amount and causes of the uncertainty, and how sea level rise will affect the world’s and California’s coasts and cities, the infrastructure we have built, as well as nature’s infrastructure, and what we can do to adapt.
Links to Tsunami Science and Preparedness Panel Discussion
March 8, 2018 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Tsunami Science and Preparedness Panel Discussion

Reginald “Reggie” Harrison, Kevin Miller, Rick Wilson

Panelists will discuss such topics as what areas of Southern California are at risk for a tsunami, what can individuals and business owners do to prepare, and what is the science behind tsunamis.
Links to Saving Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles: An Expedition to Costa Rica
March 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Saving Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles: An Expedition to Costa Rica

Lauren Harper

Lauren Harper, senior aquarist in the Aquarium's Tropical Pacific Gallery, had an opportunity assist The Leatherback Trust with the conservation of these living dinosaurs.
Links to Aquatic Academy
March 14, 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Redrawing the Map of the World’s Coastlines

Join experts in exploring how rapidly and how much sea level might rise, the amount and causes of the uncertainty, and how sea level rise will affect the world’s and California’s coasts and cities, the infrastructure we have built, as well as nature’s infrastructure, and what we can do to adapt.
Links to Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA
March 17, 2018 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.
Links to The Lowdown on the High Seas: What We Don't Know about the Oceans Can Kill Us
March 19, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Lowdown on the High Seas: What We Don't Know about the Oceans Can Kill Us

Wendy Schmidt

Wendy Schmidt, co-founder of the Schmidt Ocean Institute, will discuss how philanthropy can impact ocean science and conservation.
Links to Bites, Cameras, Action: Tracing Tuna Catch, Hook to Dock
March 20, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Bites, Cameras, Action: Tracing Tuna Catch, Hook to Dock

Craig Heberer

Craig Heberer, deputy director of the Nature Conservancy's Indo-Pacific Tuna Program, will discuss how the organization has partnered with Pacific Island nations, the fishing industry and regional science and management agencies to use electronic monitoring technology to provide consumers with confidence that the fish on their plates was caught legally, sustainably, and without slave labor.
Links to Aquatic Academy
March 21, 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Redrawing the Map of the World’s Coastlines

Join experts in exploring how rapidly and how much sea level might rise, the amount and causes of the uncertainty, and how sea level rise will affect the world’s and California’s coasts and cities, the infrastructure we have built, as well as nature’s infrastructure, and what we can do to adapt.
Links to Aquatic Academy
March 28, 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Redrawing the Map of the World’s Coastlines

Join experts in exploring how rapidly and how much sea level might rise, the amount and causes of the uncertainty, and how sea level rise will affect the world’s and California’s coasts and cities, the infrastructure we have built, as well as nature’s infrastructure, and what we can do to adapt.
Links to Teacher Appreciation Month
March 31, 2018 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 $6 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff during the entire month.
Links to Women in STEM
April 24, 2018 10:30 AM—11:30 AM

Women in STEM

Sandy Trautwein, Karen Tuttle Stearns, Emily Yam, and Angelina Komatovich

Explore a variety of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) represented by an all-woman panel of Aquarium professionals.
Links to Storied Seafood: California Swordfish
April 25, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Storied Seafood: California Swordfish

Program Launch and Panel Discussion

The Aquarium's Seafood for the Future Program will host a panel discussion and debut the latest in its Storied Seafood series highlighting California swordfish.
Links to Film Screening: Beyond the Brink
May 4, 2018 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Film Screening: Beyond the Brink

The Aquarium will host a free screening of the documentary film Beyond the Brink followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and water experts.
Links to White Shark Science Cafe at Ballast Point
May 8, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

White Shark Science Cafe at Ballast Point

Science cafes are informal gatherings to discuss current science in a casual setting.

Join the Aquarium and CSULB Shark Lab scientist, Kady Lyons, to learn about white sharks.
Links to Baja's Wild Side: Shark Research and Conservation Photography in Baja California
May 9, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Baja's Wild Side: Shark Research and Conservation Photography in Baja California

Daniel Cartamil

Science and art converge as we take a photographic journey through western Baja California illustrated with photography from Cartamil’s new book, Baja's Wild Side.
Links to Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid's-Eye View of the History of Life
May 15, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid's-Eye View of the History of Life

In her lecture, science writer Danna Staaf will discuss how these mysterious, intelligent, and adaptable creatures are the heroes of an epic adventure spanning hundreds of millions of years, from the primordial ocean to the calamari on your dinner plate.
Links to The Aquarium's 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion
June 6, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Aquarium's 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on how the Aquarium went from a fleeting idea to an impressive reality.
Links to The Resilience Imperative
June 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Resilience Imperative

Albert George

Albert George will discuss how communities can develop proactive plans to promote resilience and mitigate risks in the face of climate change and sea level rise.
Links to Submerged Ice Age America: The View from Yucatan
June 12, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Submerged Ice Age America: The View from Yucatan

Dominique Rissolo

Archaeologist Dominique Rissolo will discuss his experiences exploring the Yucatan’s coastal sites and caves in search of Maya antiquities related to seafaring, commerce, and ritual practice.
Links to Teacher Family Day
June 22, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Teacher Family Day

Enjoy a day at the Aquarium!

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts Teacher Family Day!
Links to One Man’s Journey in Pursuit of Art in Nature
June 27, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

One Man’s Journey in Pursuit of Art in Nature

Andrés Pruna

Andrés Pruna will share stories of his experiences, photos, and film clips documenting his travels, mainly in Patagonia.
Links to Climate Geoengineering: What Could It Mean for Human and Ocean Life?
June 28, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Geoengineering: What Could It Mean for Human and Ocean Life?

Holly Buck

In this talk, science writer Holly Jean Buck will discuss the possibilities of climate engineering approaches to limiting or reversing climate impacts, and what they could mean for human communities and our oceans.
Links to Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone
July 10, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone

Tyler Phelps

Tyler Phelps, a former Aquarium volunteer, will discuss using advanced technical diving to explore deep reefs in Hawaii with a team from the California Academy of Sciences.
Links to Climate Change and California’s Agriculture
July 26, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Change and California’s Agriculture

Tapan Pathak

Tapan Pathak, specialist in climate adaptation in agriculture at the University of California, Merced, will discuss the potentially devastating impacts of climate change on California’s $50 billion agriculture industry.
Links to Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea
July 31, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

In this lecture, Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.
Links to Conservation Momentum
August 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation Momentum

John Fraser

John Fraser's lecture will synthesize research conducted over the past sixteen years under the banner of Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter (WZAM), a coordinated social science effort that describes the roles and opportunities zoos and aquariums can play in advancing a conservation ethos.
Links to Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus
August 14, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus

Gregory Barord

In his lecture Gregory Jeff Barord, Ph.D., will discuss monitoring nautilus populations and studying nautiluses and the deep-sea ecosystem as a whole. Barord is a conservation biologist for Save the Nautilus and the marine biology instructor for Des Moines Public Schools’ Central Campus.
Links to Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica
August 16, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica

Dr. Drew Lohrer

Dr. Lohrer will show images and video to explain why and how they do science under the ice.
Links to Community-Based Conservation
August 23, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Community-Based Conservation

Dr. James Danoff-Burg

Dr. James Danoff-Burg will discuss how genuinely engaging communities can help address poaching.
Links to Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation
August 30, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation

Sandy Trautwein

As part of the Aquarium’s 20th anniversary celebration, Vice President of Husbandry Sandy Trautwein will discuss the institution’s twenty years of work and achievements in the areas of animal husbandry and conservation.
Links to Homeschool Days
September 12, 2018 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
Links to Homeschool Days
September 13, 2018 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
Links to From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times
September 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times

Andrew Policano

This discussion will provide an inside look at the future of public universities in a world of declining tax payer support.
Links to New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers
October 5, 2018 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers

Panel Discussion

Join the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program and a panel of experts from the conservation, science, and seafood communities for the launch of a short video series.

March 2018

Links to Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance: Resilient Food Systems
March 6, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Envisioning an Agricultural Renaissance: Resilient Food Systems

A.G. Kawamura

A.G. Kawamura will discuss the threats to food security that confront our attempts to manage life systems and resources in a sustainable manner.
Links to Aquatic Academy
March 7, 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Redrawing the Map of the World’s Coastlines

Join experts in exploring how rapidly and how much sea level might rise, the amount and causes of the uncertainty, and how sea level rise will affect the world’s and California’s coasts and cities, the infrastructure we have built, as well as nature’s infrastructure, and what we can do to adapt.
Links to Tsunami Science and Preparedness Panel Discussion
March 8, 2018 7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Tsunami Science and Preparedness Panel Discussion

Reginald “Reggie” Harrison, Kevin Miller, Rick Wilson

Panelists will discuss such topics as what areas of Southern California are at risk for a tsunami, what can individuals and business owners do to prepare, and what is the science behind tsunamis.
Links to Saving Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles: An Expedition to Costa Rica
March 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Saving Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles: An Expedition to Costa Rica

Lauren Harper

Lauren Harper, senior aquarist in the Aquarium's Tropical Pacific Gallery, had an opportunity assist The Leatherback Trust with the conservation of these living dinosaurs.
Links to Aquatic Academy
March 14, 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Redrawing the Map of the World’s Coastlines

Join experts in exploring how rapidly and how much sea level might rise, the amount and causes of the uncertainty, and how sea level rise will affect the world’s and California’s coasts and cities, the infrastructure we have built, as well as nature’s infrastructure, and what we can do to adapt.
Links to Teacher Workshop: Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA
March 17, 2018 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.
Links to The Lowdown on the High Seas: What We Don't Know about the Oceans Can Kill Us
March 19, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Lowdown on the High Seas: What We Don't Know about the Oceans Can Kill Us

Wendy Schmidt

Wendy Schmidt, co-founder of the Schmidt Ocean Institute, will discuss how philanthropy can impact ocean science and conservation.
Links to Bites, Cameras, Action: Tracing Tuna Catch, Hook to Dock
March 20, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Bites, Cameras, Action: Tracing Tuna Catch, Hook to Dock

Craig Heberer

Craig Heberer, deputy director of the Nature Conservancy's Indo-Pacific Tuna Program, will discuss how the organization has partnered with Pacific Island nations, the fishing industry and regional science and management agencies to use electronic monitoring technology to provide consumers with confidence that the fish on their plates was caught legally, sustainably, and without slave labor.
Links to Aquatic Academy
March 21, 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Redrawing the Map of the World’s Coastlines

Join experts in exploring how rapidly and how much sea level might rise, the amount and causes of the uncertainty, and how sea level rise will affect the world’s and California’s coasts and cities, the infrastructure we have built, as well as nature’s infrastructure, and what we can do to adapt.
Links to Aquatic Academy
March 28, 2018 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

Aquatic Academy

Redrawing the Map of the World’s Coastlines

Join experts in exploring how rapidly and how much sea level might rise, the amount and causes of the uncertainty, and how sea level rise will affect the world’s and California’s coasts and cities, the infrastructure we have built, as well as nature’s infrastructure, and what we can do to adapt.
Links to Teacher Appreciation Month
March 31, 2018 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 $6 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff during the entire month.
Links to Women in STEM
April 24, 2018 10:30 AM—11:30 AM

Women in STEM

Sandy Trautwein, Karen Tuttle Stearns, Emily Yam, and Angelina Komatovich

Explore a variety of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) represented by an all-woman panel of Aquarium professionals.
Links to Storied Seafood: California Swordfish
April 25, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Storied Seafood: California Swordfish

Program Launch and Panel Discussion

The Aquarium's Seafood for the Future Program will host a panel discussion and debut the latest in its Storied Seafood series highlighting California swordfish.
Links to Film Screening: Beyond the Brink
May 4, 2018 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Film Screening: Beyond the Brink

The Aquarium will host a free screening of the documentary film Beyond the Brink followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and water experts.
Links to White Shark Science Cafe at Ballast Point
May 8, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

White Shark Science Cafe at Ballast Point

Science cafes are informal gatherings to discuss current science in a casual setting.

Join the Aquarium and CSULB Shark Lab scientist, Kady Lyons, to learn about white sharks.
Links to Baja's Wild Side: Shark Research and Conservation Photography in Baja California
May 9, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Baja's Wild Side: Shark Research and Conservation Photography in Baja California

Daniel Cartamil

Science and art converge as we take a photographic journey through western Baja California illustrated with photography from Cartamil’s new book, Baja's Wild Side.
Links to Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid's-Eye View of the History of Life
May 15, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid's-Eye View of the History of Life

In her lecture, science writer Danna Staaf will discuss how these mysterious, intelligent, and adaptable creatures are the heroes of an epic adventure spanning hundreds of millions of years, from the primordial ocean to the calamari on your dinner plate.
Links to The Aquarium's 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion
June 6, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Aquarium's 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on how the Aquarium went from a fleeting idea to an impressive reality.
Links to The Resilience Imperative
June 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Resilience Imperative

Albert George

Albert George will discuss how communities can develop proactive plans to promote resilience and mitigate risks in the face of climate change and sea level rise.
Links to Submerged Ice Age America: The View from Yucatan
June 12, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Submerged Ice Age America: The View from Yucatan

Dominique Rissolo

Archaeologist Dominique Rissolo will discuss his experiences exploring the Yucatan’s coastal sites and caves in search of Maya antiquities related to seafaring, commerce, and ritual practice.
Links to Teacher Family Day
June 22, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Teacher Family Day

Enjoy a day at the Aquarium!

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts Teacher Family Day!
Links to One Man’s Journey in Pursuit of Art in Nature
June 27, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

One Man’s Journey in Pursuit of Art in Nature

Andrés Pruna

Andrés Pruna will share stories of his experiences, photos, and film clips documenting his travels, mainly in Patagonia.
Links to Climate Geoengineering: What Could It Mean for Human and Ocean Life?
June 28, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Geoengineering: What Could It Mean for Human and Ocean Life?

Holly Buck

In this talk, science writer Holly Jean Buck will discuss the possibilities of climate engineering approaches to limiting or reversing climate impacts, and what they could mean for human communities and our oceans.
Links to Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone
July 10, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone

Tyler Phelps

Tyler Phelps, a former Aquarium volunteer, will discuss using advanced technical diving to explore deep reefs in Hawaii with a team from the California Academy of Sciences.
Links to Climate Change and California’s Agriculture
July 26, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Change and California’s Agriculture

Tapan Pathak

Tapan Pathak, specialist in climate adaptation in agriculture at the University of California, Merced, will discuss the potentially devastating impacts of climate change on California’s $50 billion agriculture industry.
Links to Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea
July 31, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

In this lecture, Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.
Links to Conservation Momentum
August 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation Momentum

John Fraser

John Fraser's lecture will synthesize research conducted over the past sixteen years under the banner of Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter (WZAM), a coordinated social science effort that describes the roles and opportunities zoos and aquariums can play in advancing a conservation ethos.
Links to Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus
August 14, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus

Gregory Barord

In his lecture Gregory Jeff Barord, Ph.D., will discuss monitoring nautilus populations and studying nautiluses and the deep-sea ecosystem as a whole. Barord is a conservation biologist for Save the Nautilus and the marine biology instructor for Des Moines Public Schools’ Central Campus.
Links to Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica
August 16, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica

Dr. Drew Lohrer

Dr. Lohrer will show images and video to explain why and how they do science under the ice.
Links to Community-Based Conservation
August 23, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Community-Based Conservation

Dr. James Danoff-Burg

Dr. James Danoff-Burg will discuss how genuinely engaging communities can help address poaching.
Links to Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation
August 30, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation

Sandy Trautwein

As part of the Aquarium’s 20th anniversary celebration, Vice President of Husbandry Sandy Trautwein will discuss the institution’s twenty years of work and achievements in the areas of animal husbandry and conservation.
Links to Homeschool Days
September 12, 2018 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
Links to Homeschool Days
September 13, 2018 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
Links to From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times
September 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times

Andrew Policano

This discussion will provide an inside look at the future of public universities in a world of declining tax payer support.
Links to New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers
October 5, 2018 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers

Panel Discussion

Join the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program and a panel of experts from the conservation, science, and seafood communities for the launch of a short video series.

April 2018

Links to Women in STEM
April 24, 2018 10:30 AM—11:30 AM

Women in STEM

Sandy Trautwein, Karen Tuttle Stearns, Emily Yam, and Angelina Komatovich

Explore a variety of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) represented by an all-woman panel of Aquarium professionals.
Links to Storied Seafood: California Swordfish
April 25, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Storied Seafood: California Swordfish

Program Launch and Panel Discussion

The Aquarium's Seafood for the Future Program will host a panel discussion and debut the latest in its Storied Seafood series highlighting California swordfish.
Links to Film Screening: Beyond the Brink
May 4, 2018 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Film Screening: Beyond the Brink

The Aquarium will host a free screening of the documentary film Beyond the Brink followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and water experts.
Links to White Shark Science Cafe at Ballast Point
May 8, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

White Shark Science Cafe at Ballast Point

Science cafes are informal gatherings to discuss current science in a casual setting.

Join the Aquarium and CSULB Shark Lab scientist, Kady Lyons, to learn about white sharks.
Links to Baja's Wild Side: Shark Research and Conservation Photography in Baja California
May 9, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Baja's Wild Side: Shark Research and Conservation Photography in Baja California

Daniel Cartamil

Science and art converge as we take a photographic journey through western Baja California illustrated with photography from Cartamil’s new book, Baja's Wild Side.
Links to Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid's-Eye View of the History of Life
May 15, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid's-Eye View of the History of Life

In her lecture, science writer Danna Staaf will discuss how these mysterious, intelligent, and adaptable creatures are the heroes of an epic adventure spanning hundreds of millions of years, from the primordial ocean to the calamari on your dinner plate.
Links to The Aquarium's 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion
June 6, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Aquarium's 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on how the Aquarium went from a fleeting idea to an impressive reality.
Links to The Resilience Imperative
June 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Resilience Imperative

Albert George

Albert George will discuss how communities can develop proactive plans to promote resilience and mitigate risks in the face of climate change and sea level rise.
Links to Submerged Ice Age America: The View from Yucatan
June 12, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Submerged Ice Age America: The View from Yucatan

Dominique Rissolo

Archaeologist Dominique Rissolo will discuss his experiences exploring the Yucatan’s coastal sites and caves in search of Maya antiquities related to seafaring, commerce, and ritual practice.
Links to Teacher Family Day
June 22, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Teacher Family Day

Enjoy a day at the Aquarium!

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts Teacher Family Day!
Links to One Man’s Journey in Pursuit of Art in Nature
June 27, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

One Man’s Journey in Pursuit of Art in Nature

Andrés Pruna

Andrés Pruna will share stories of his experiences, photos, and film clips documenting his travels, mainly in Patagonia.
Links to Climate Geoengineering: What Could It Mean for Human and Ocean Life?
June 28, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Geoengineering: What Could It Mean for Human and Ocean Life?

Holly Buck

In this talk, science writer Holly Jean Buck will discuss the possibilities of climate engineering approaches to limiting or reversing climate impacts, and what they could mean for human communities and our oceans.
Links to Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone
July 10, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone

Tyler Phelps

Tyler Phelps, a former Aquarium volunteer, will discuss using advanced technical diving to explore deep reefs in Hawaii with a team from the California Academy of Sciences.
Links to Climate Change and California’s Agriculture
July 26, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Change and California’s Agriculture

Tapan Pathak

Tapan Pathak, specialist in climate adaptation in agriculture at the University of California, Merced, will discuss the potentially devastating impacts of climate change on California’s $50 billion agriculture industry.
Links to Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea
July 31, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

In this lecture, Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.
Links to Conservation Momentum
August 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation Momentum

John Fraser

John Fraser's lecture will synthesize research conducted over the past sixteen years under the banner of Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter (WZAM), a coordinated social science effort that describes the roles and opportunities zoos and aquariums can play in advancing a conservation ethos.
Links to Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus
August 14, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus

Gregory Barord

In his lecture Gregory Jeff Barord, Ph.D., will discuss monitoring nautilus populations and studying nautiluses and the deep-sea ecosystem as a whole. Barord is a conservation biologist for Save the Nautilus and the marine biology instructor for Des Moines Public Schools’ Central Campus.
Links to Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica
August 16, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica

Dr. Drew Lohrer

Dr. Lohrer will show images and video to explain why and how they do science under the ice.
Links to Community-Based Conservation
August 23, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Community-Based Conservation

Dr. James Danoff-Burg

Dr. James Danoff-Burg will discuss how genuinely engaging communities can help address poaching.
Links to Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation
August 30, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation

Sandy Trautwein

As part of the Aquarium’s 20th anniversary celebration, Vice President of Husbandry Sandy Trautwein will discuss the institution’s twenty years of work and achievements in the areas of animal husbandry and conservation.
Links to Homeschool Days
September 12, 2018 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
Links to Homeschool Days
September 13, 2018 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
Links to From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times
September 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times

Andrew Policano

This discussion will provide an inside look at the future of public universities in a world of declining tax payer support.
Links to New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers
October 5, 2018 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers

Panel Discussion

Join the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program and a panel of experts from the conservation, science, and seafood communities for the launch of a short video series.

May 2018

Links to Film Screening: Beyond the Brink
May 4, 2018 6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Film Screening: Beyond the Brink

The Aquarium will host a free screening of the documentary film Beyond the Brink followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and water experts.
Links to White Shark Science Cafe at Ballast Point
May 8, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

White Shark Science Cafe at Ballast Point

Science cafes are informal gatherings to discuss current science in a casual setting.

Join the Aquarium and CSULB Shark Lab scientist, Kady Lyons, to learn about white sharks.
Links to Baja's Wild Side: Shark Research and Conservation Photography in Baja California
May 9, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Baja's Wild Side: Shark Research and Conservation Photography in Baja California

Daniel Cartamil

Science and art converge as we take a photographic journey through western Baja California illustrated with photography from Cartamil’s new book, Baja's Wild Side.
Links to Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid's-Eye View of the History of Life
May 15, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid's-Eye View of the History of Life

In her lecture, science writer Danna Staaf will discuss how these mysterious, intelligent, and adaptable creatures are the heroes of an epic adventure spanning hundreds of millions of years, from the primordial ocean to the calamari on your dinner plate.
Links to The Aquarium's 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion
June 6, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Aquarium's 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on how the Aquarium went from a fleeting idea to an impressive reality.
Links to The Resilience Imperative
June 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Resilience Imperative

Albert George

Albert George will discuss how communities can develop proactive plans to promote resilience and mitigate risks in the face of climate change and sea level rise.
Links to Submerged Ice Age America: The View from Yucatan
June 12, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Submerged Ice Age America: The View from Yucatan

Dominique Rissolo

Archaeologist Dominique Rissolo will discuss his experiences exploring the Yucatan’s coastal sites and caves in search of Maya antiquities related to seafaring, commerce, and ritual practice.
Links to Teacher Family Day
June 22, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Teacher Family Day

Enjoy a day at the Aquarium!

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts Teacher Family Day!
Links to One Man’s Journey in Pursuit of Art in Nature
June 27, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

One Man’s Journey in Pursuit of Art in Nature

Andrés Pruna

Andrés Pruna will share stories of his experiences, photos, and film clips documenting his travels, mainly in Patagonia.
Links to Climate Geoengineering: What Could It Mean for Human and Ocean Life?
June 28, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Geoengineering: What Could It Mean for Human and Ocean Life?

Holly Buck

In this talk, science writer Holly Jean Buck will discuss the possibilities of climate engineering approaches to limiting or reversing climate impacts, and what they could mean for human communities and our oceans.
Links to Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone
July 10, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone

Tyler Phelps

Tyler Phelps, a former Aquarium volunteer, will discuss using advanced technical diving to explore deep reefs in Hawaii with a team from the California Academy of Sciences.
Links to Climate Change and California’s Agriculture
July 26, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Change and California’s Agriculture

Tapan Pathak

Tapan Pathak, specialist in climate adaptation in agriculture at the University of California, Merced, will discuss the potentially devastating impacts of climate change on California’s $50 billion agriculture industry.
Links to Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea
July 31, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

In this lecture, Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.
Links to Conservation Momentum
August 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation Momentum

John Fraser

John Fraser's lecture will synthesize research conducted over the past sixteen years under the banner of Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter (WZAM), a coordinated social science effort that describes the roles and opportunities zoos and aquariums can play in advancing a conservation ethos.
Links to Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus
August 14, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus

Gregory Barord

In his lecture Gregory Jeff Barord, Ph.D., will discuss monitoring nautilus populations and studying nautiluses and the deep-sea ecosystem as a whole. Barord is a conservation biologist for Save the Nautilus and the marine biology instructor for Des Moines Public Schools’ Central Campus.
Links to Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica
August 16, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica

Dr. Drew Lohrer

Dr. Lohrer will show images and video to explain why and how they do science under the ice.
Links to Community-Based Conservation
August 23, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Community-Based Conservation

Dr. James Danoff-Burg

Dr. James Danoff-Burg will discuss how genuinely engaging communities can help address poaching.
Links to Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation
August 30, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation

Sandy Trautwein

As part of the Aquarium’s 20th anniversary celebration, Vice President of Husbandry Sandy Trautwein will discuss the institution’s twenty years of work and achievements in the areas of animal husbandry and conservation.
Links to Homeschool Days
September 12, 2018 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
Links to Homeschool Days
September 13, 2018 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
Links to From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times
September 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times

Andrew Policano

This discussion will provide an inside look at the future of public universities in a world of declining tax payer support.
Links to New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers
October 5, 2018 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers

Panel Discussion

Join the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program and a panel of experts from the conservation, science, and seafood communities for the launch of a short video series.

June 2018

Links to The Aquarium's 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion
June 6, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Aquarium's 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion on how the Aquarium went from a fleeting idea to an impressive reality.
Links to The Resilience Imperative
June 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Resilience Imperative

Albert George

Albert George will discuss how communities can develop proactive plans to promote resilience and mitigate risks in the face of climate change and sea level rise.
Links to Submerged Ice Age America: The View from Yucatan
June 12, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Submerged Ice Age America: The View from Yucatan

Dominique Rissolo

Archaeologist Dominique Rissolo will discuss his experiences exploring the Yucatan’s coastal sites and caves in search of Maya antiquities related to seafaring, commerce, and ritual practice.
Links to Teacher Family Day
June 22, 2018 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Teacher Family Day

Enjoy a day at the Aquarium!

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts Teacher Family Day!
Links to One Man’s Journey in Pursuit of Art in Nature
June 27, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

One Man’s Journey in Pursuit of Art in Nature

Andrés Pruna

Andrés Pruna will share stories of his experiences, photos, and film clips documenting his travels, mainly in Patagonia.
Links to Climate Geoengineering: What Could It Mean for Human and Ocean Life?
June 28, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Geoengineering: What Could It Mean for Human and Ocean Life?

Holly Buck

In this talk, science writer Holly Jean Buck will discuss the possibilities of climate engineering approaches to limiting or reversing climate impacts, and what they could mean for human communities and our oceans.
Links to Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone
July 10, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Deep Beneath the Sea: Exploring the Twilight Zone

Tyler Phelps

Tyler Phelps, a former Aquarium volunteer, will discuss using advanced technical diving to explore deep reefs in Hawaii with a team from the California Academy of Sciences.
Links to Climate Change and California’s Agriculture
July 26, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Climate Change and California’s Agriculture

Tapan Pathak

Tapan Pathak, specialist in climate adaptation in agriculture at the University of California, Merced, will discuss the potentially devastating impacts of climate change on California’s $50 billion agriculture industry.
Links to Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea
July 31, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Blackwater Diving: Exploring the Night Sea

Mike Bartick

In this lecture, Mike Bartick will share photos and stories from his experiences exploring the ocean at night.
Links to Conservation Momentum
August 7, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation Momentum

John Fraser

John Fraser's lecture will synthesize research conducted over the past sixteen years under the banner of Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter (WZAM), a coordinated social science effort that describes the roles and opportunities zoos and aquariums can play in advancing a conservation ethos.
Links to Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus
August 14, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Conservation in the Deep Sea: The Perilous Story of the Chambered Nautilus

Gregory Barord

In his lecture Gregory Jeff Barord, Ph.D., will discuss monitoring nautilus populations and studying nautiluses and the deep-sea ecosystem as a whole. Barord is a conservation biologist for Save the Nautilus and the marine biology instructor for Des Moines Public Schools’ Central Campus.
Links to Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica
August 16, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Science Under the Ice: Dive with Coastal Marine Ecologists Under Sea Ice in Antarctica

Dr. Drew Lohrer

Dr. Lohrer will show images and video to explain why and how they do science under the ice.
Links to Community-Based Conservation
August 23, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Community-Based Conservation

Dr. James Danoff-Burg

Dr. James Danoff-Burg will discuss how genuinely engaging communities can help address poaching.
Links to Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation
August 30, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Twenty Years of Achievements in Husbandry and Conservation

Sandy Trautwein

As part of the Aquarium’s 20th anniversary celebration, Vice President of Husbandry Sandy Trautwein will discuss the institution’s twenty years of work and achievements in the areas of animal husbandry and conservation.
Links to Homeschool Days
September 12, 2018 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
Links to Homeschool Days
September 13, 2018 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
Links to From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times
September 13, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

From Ivory Tower to Glass House: Strategies for Academic Leaders During Turbulent Times

Andrew Policano

This discussion will provide an inside look at the future of public universities in a world of declining tax payer support.
Links to New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers
October 5, 2018 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

New Program Launch: Meet the Ocean’s Farmers

Panel Discussion

Join the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program and a panel of experts from the conservation, science, and seafood communities for the launch of a short video series.