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January 2017

The Early Los Angeles River Watershed Through Fiction and Photographs
January 19, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Barbara Crane

How can fiction help us know the natural world? Barbara Crane uses photographs, old sketches, and maps to tell how research for her historical novel When Water Was Everywhere shows us what the Los Angeles River watershed looked like less than 200 years ago.

Can We Continue to Live at the Edge of the Sea?
January 26, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Malcolm Bowman

Malcolm Bowman will discuss the difficulties and challenges of protecting New York and New Jersey from another extreme weather event like Superstorm Sandy.

February 2017

Restoring Coral Reefs in Guam: A Conservation Success Story
February 1, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Sandy Trautwein, Janet Monday, and Daniel Muñoz

Learn about the Aquarium’s role in coral reef conservation work around the world, including a 2016 trip to Guam.

Seafood: Good for You, Good for the Planet
February 21, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Linda Cornish & Barton Seaver

Linda Cornish and Barton Seaver will discuss seafood’s role in human and environmental health and share tips for sourcing and preparing healthy seafood.

The Well-Tempered City
February 24, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose will discuss and sign copies of his book, The Well-Tempered City, in which he identifies five key characteristics that are necessary for cities to thrive.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.