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September 2016

DDT Wars: The 1972 DDT Ban and its Benefits
September 27, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Charles Wurster

Charles Wurster will discuss his book, DDT Wars, and the inside story it tells of the decade-long scientific, legal and strategic campaign that culminated in the national ban of the insecticide DDT in 1972.

October 2016

The Story of Seahorses: From Myth to Reality
October 5, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Helen Scales

Seahorses may be tiny and timid, but they are some of the most captivating of all the oceans’ inhabitants. For millennia, these curious creatures have wound their way into myths and stories, and for even longer they’ve lived extraordinary lives beneath the waves.

The Future of Food: Second Course with L.A. Kitchen and Homeboy Industries
October 7, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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L.A. Kitchen and Homeboy Industries

This ongoing series of talks hosted by former Los Angeles Times Food Editor and cookbook author Russ Parsons features experts representing different sectors of the American food system.

Swimming in the Age of Fishes: Art, Imagination, and the Unknowable
October 12, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Gail Wight

Artist Gail Wight will discuss how topics in biology like deep time, species diversity, extinction, and the forces of weather on habitat drive her studio practice.

The Future of Food: Second Course with Dock to Dish
October 14, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Dock to Dish

This ongoing series of talks hosted by former Los Angeles Times Food Editor and cookbook author Russ Parsons features experts representing different sectors of the American food system.

Journey Through the Everglades
October 18, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Mac Stone

Frequently working in swamps and wetlands of the southeastern U.S., conservation photographer Mac Stone will share images and stories from his book, Everglades: America’s Wetland.

Teacher Family Day
October 23, 2016 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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

The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Nature Works, and Why It Matters
October 27, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Sean Carroll

Dr. Sean Carroll will discuss the discovery of the “The Serengeti Rules,” the ecological rules that regulate the numbers and kinds of animals and plants in any given place and how they are being applied to restore some of the greatest wildernesses on the planet.

November 2016

Secrets of Seahorses
November 9, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Sandy Trautwein

Learn more about the fascinating lives of seahorses, seadragons, and pipefish.

NOAA Day Teacher Workshop
November 12, 2016 2:00 PM—5:00 PM

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Real-time data and Marine Science Resources

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.

A Marine Biologist’s Quest to Keep the Pacific Wild
November 30, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Douglas McCauley

December 2016

Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA
December 3, 2016 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

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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.

Homeschool Holiday
December 16, 2016 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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