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July 2016

Tillandsia Air Plants: Low-Water Plants for the 21st Century
July 26, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Paul Isley

The genus Tillandsia refers to a family of easy-to-maintain plants that can grow without soil.

2016 Boeing Teacher Institute
July 28, 2016 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

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Up to 30 teachers will be invited to this week long intensive introduction to the Aquarium, Southern California’s diverse ecosystems, and current research being conducted by local scientists.

August 2016

Local Legends: Movement Biology of the Leopard Shark off La Jolla, California
August 9, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Andrew Nosal

Every summer, hundreds of harmless leopard sharks gather in shallow water off La Jolla Shores Beach. Learn about the history of this spot and its leopard sharks.

Into the Black
August 18, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Diver and marine wildlife photographer Mike Bartick will discuss diving at night and photographing nocturnal marine life.

Hugs and Drugs from Sea Slugs
August 30, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Patrick Krug

Marine biologist Patrick Krug will discuss the ecological reasons for sea slugs’ beautiful coloration, their role in drug discovery and biomedical research, and their dramatic and intriguing mating behaviors.

September 2016

Searching for the Unicorn: Science and Decision Making
September 7, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Margaret Davidson

In this lecture Margaret Davidson will discuss the reasons behind the underappreciation and underutilization of the United States’ scientific capabilities, especially with regard to highly contentious issues such as planning, disaster policy, and climate change.

Homeschool Days
September 14, 2016 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

A Marine Biologist’s Quest to Keep the Pacific Wild
September 14, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Douglas McCauley

Homeschool Days
September 15, 2016 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

The Future of Food: Second Course with ONX Winery
September 23, 2016 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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ONX Winery

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.

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

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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.

December 2016

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.