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March 2017

Wild Orcas: A Summer in the San Juan Islands
March 2, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Kera Mathes spent the summer of 2016 at the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest photographing whales and other wildlife as a naturalist.

Teacher Appreciation Month
March 6, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 AM

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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.

Aquatic Academy
March 7, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

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Can We Make our Coastal Cities Resilient to Climate Change or Are They Doomed?

What aspects of climate change will have the greatest impact on sustainability of Southern California’s coastal cities? Which cities are at the greatest risk with sea level rise and coastal flooding? Why do cities matter in pursuing sustainability?

Sad Serendipity: Shipwrecks On and Around the Palos Verdes Peninsula
March 9, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Patrick Smith

Captain Patrick Smith returns to share stories of cargo ships, ferry boats, passenger liners, and ex-Civil War military vessels that all met their end in the waters around the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Teacher Appreciation Month
March 13, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 AM

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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.

Aquatic Academy
March 14, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

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Can We Make our Coastal Cities Resilient to Climate Change or Are They Doomed?

What aspects of climate change will have the greatest impact on sustainability of Southern California’s coastal cities? Which cities are at the greatest risk with sea level rise and coastal flooding? Why do cities matter in pursuing sustainability?

Climate Change and Ecosystems of the Gulf of Maine: What Does the Future Hold?
March 15, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Andrew Pershing

Andrew Pershing will discuss his research, which focuses on the causes and consequences of changing conditions in the Gulf of Maine.

Planning and Incentivizing Native Olympia Oyster Restoration in Southern California
March 16, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Brianna Group, Colleen Grant, Desmond Ho, Emily Read & Erin Winslow

Learn about the SoCal Oysters project at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management.

Teacher Appreciation Month
March 20, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 AM

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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.

Aquatic Academy
March 21, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

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Can We Make our Coastal Cities Resilient to Climate Change or Are They Doomed?

What aspects of climate change will have the greatest impact on sustainability of Southern California’s coastal cities? Which cities are at the greatest risk with sea level rise and coastal flooding? Why do cities matter in pursuing sustainability?

Wetlands in a Time of Change
March 22, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Christine Whitcraft

Christine Whitcraft will discuss how human activities, including development and climate change, impact salt marshes and how we can successfully protect and restore these valuable ecosystems in the future.

Teacher Appreciation Month
March 27, 2017 9:00 AM—5:00 AM

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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.

Aquatic Academy
March 28, 2017 7:00 PM—9:30 PM

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Can We Make our Coastal Cities Resilient to Climate Change or Are They Doomed?

What aspects of climate change will have the greatest impact on sustainability of Southern California’s coastal cities? Which cities are at the greatest risk with sea level rise and coastal flooding? Why do cities matter in pursuing sustainability?

April 2017

Tiny Porpoise, Big Mess: Perspectives on Vaquita Conservation
April 18, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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What happens when the conservation of a charismatic animal has negative impacts on human well-being? Researcher Tara Sayuri Whitty will discuss this dilemma through the lens of the vaquita.

Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA
April 22, 2017 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.

Power Meets Water: The Nexus of Water and Energy in California
April 27, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Phil Herrington

Phil Herrington will discuss the critical relationship between the power supply and water in California and opportunities for sustainably solving the challenges of both.

May 2017

The Physics of Mudskippers and Other Land Locomotors
May 17, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Daniel Goldman

Daniel Goldman was the lead author of a study published recently that investigated how aquatic animals transitioned to dry land millions of years ago.

June 2017

Teacher Family Day
June 23, 2017 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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Enjoy a day at the Aquarium!

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

July 2017

2016 Boeing Teacher Institute
July 7, 2017 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.

September 2017

Homeschool Days
September 13, 2017 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 14, 2017 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

October 2017

Teacher Family Day
October 22, 2017 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

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Enjoy a day at the Aquarium!

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

December 2017

Homeschool Holiday
December 15, 2017 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.