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April 2017

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

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Mark S. Martinez

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

May 2017

Might As Well Go Surfing: Biomass Utilization in a World with Oil at $50 a Barrel
May 2, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Robert Pomeroy

Robert Pomeroy will discuss the ongoing research and outreach in algae biofuels and introduce our pivot to biopolymers.

Teen Science Cafe
May 6, 2017 6:30 PM—8:30 PM

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Learn. Eat. Hang out.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Teen Science Café will be presenting an event for high school and middle school students where they can learn from a real scientist about the animals living off of our coast.

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.

Will Farmed Fish Save Our Oceans, Delight Our Palates, and Provide Healthy Food for All?
May 25, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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The Conservation Science, Economics and Operations of Aquaculture

Panelists will discuss a recent study by conservation scientists at University of California, Santa Barbara, on the economics and sustainability of offshore aquaculture, how aquaculture could serve the restaurant industry, and the details of running an aquaculture operation.

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
May 30, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Jonathan White

Writer, sailor, and marine conservationist Jonathan White will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean.

June 2017

Hollywood Amphibians: A Movie Star’s Life
June 8, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Lee Kats

Dr. Kats and his students have documented the factors that are impacting local amphibians, and data they have collected have been instrumental in developing conservation plans and strategies for local native species. Dr. Kats will discuss these changes and the challenges ahead for local frogs and salamanders.

Climate Change, the Sierra Nevada, and Our Water Future
June 22, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Alex Hall

Professor Alex Hall of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and his research team have set out to understand future impacts of climate change on the mountain landscapes we love—and the snowpack upon which California depends for its water resources.

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!

Other Minds and the Evolution of Consciousness
June 27, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Peter Godfrey-Smith

In his lecture Peter Godfrey-Smith will discuss how and why octopuses and other cephalopods have a special place in this history.

July 2017

Bringing Deep Ocean Animals to the Surface
July 12, 2017 7:30 PM—8:00 PM

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Matt Wandell

Matt Wandell will discuss his efforts in
collecting and exhibiting mesophotic coral
reef fishes, pygmy seahorses, and deep water
corals.

The Department of Defense and Wildlife Management: A Tale of Two Missions
July 18, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Robert Schallmann

This presentation will provide an overview of the military’s natural resources programs, while highlighting the successes and opportunities for conservation in our backyard.

The Creative Spark: Imagination and Collaboration in Human Evolution
July 26, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Agustín Fuentes

Scientist and author Agustín Fuentes will discuss and sign copies of his book, The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional.

2017 Boeing Teacher Institute
July 27, 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.

August 2017

SAVE THE FROGS! Translating Science Into Action
August 29, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Kerry Kriger

Join Dr. Kerry Kriger for a discussion on amphibian conservation.

September 2017

Reporting from the Front Line: Where Science Meets Government
September 7, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Michael Prather

Dr. Michael Prather will share a behind-the-scenes account of a unique interaction between governments and the world’s leading scientists.

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

The Well-Tuned Brain
September 27, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Peter Whybrow

Psychiatrist and neuroscientist Peter Whybrow will discuss his book, A Well-Tuned Bain: The Remedy for a Manic Society.

October 2017

Why Don’t Frogs Poison Themselves?
October 12, 2017 7:00 PM—8:30 PM

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Rebecca Tarvin

Learn how animals evolve genetic resistance to toxins and how this can affect whether they become toxic.

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.