January 6, 2020 6:30 PM—9:00 PM
The Aquarium of the Pacific will host a screening of Sea of Shadows, a documentary from National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award, followed by a panel discussion featuring ocean conservation experts and one of the filmmakers.
January 9, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Dr. Thomas White
Dr. White will explore the possibility that the skepticism surrounding climate change is the product of a central but potentially dangerous feature of American culture— 'American exceptionalism.'
January 12, 2020 7:00 PM—9:15 PM
Sylvia Earle, Mark Gold, and Betty Yee
SOLD OUT The Aquarium will host an evening keynote presentation to kick off a forum on the future of decommissioned oil rigs off the coast of California. Three leaders in ocean conservation and management will discuss their perspectives on California’s unique relationship with the ocean and what we can do to ensure a healthy ocean in the future, and one that benefits society economically.
January 15, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Senior Aviculturist Susan Gerros will share stories of her experiences on the island of Saipan, located in the Northern Mariana Islands, where several species of birds are being relocated to help save them from possible extinction.
January 19, 2020 3:00 PM—6:00 PM
California: Leader or Laggard?
The League of Women Voters of the Long Beach area (LWVLBA) will present its 6th Annual Climate Change Symposium in partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific.
February 6, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Aquarium Director of Education David Bader will discuss lessons learned from the story of the vaquita and what it can tell us broadly about what it will take to achieve conservation success
February 26, 2020 7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Unwitting Helpers: The Strange, True Story of How Silent Spring and the Clean Water Act Gave Rise to Asian Carp in America
Environmental journalist and author Andrew Reeves will discuss the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Water Act in-depth with stories and material from his book Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis.