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Frogs: Leaping through Time and the Future of Biodiversity

Presented by: Dr. Robert Fisher and Erin Lundy

Join guest speakers and conservation biology experts Dr. Robert Fisher, US Geological Survey and Erin Lundy, Aquarium of the Pacific for a hopping talk on local frogs. Discover how habitat loss, climate change, disease, and wildlife trafficking have contributed to drastic frog population declines in recent years globally and locally. Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs, amphibians that are native to California and were once abundant in the local mountain regions, have nearly disappeared from their historic range. Learn about the Aquarium’s conservation efforts to aid in the recovery of these critically endangered animals and why it matters.

Following the talk, guests will have the opportunity to visit our new opening exhibit: FROGS “Our Neighbors” Gallery and find live frogs, newts, salamanders, axolotls and more. Guests will also experience our Paint-a-Frog and Paint-a-Fish interactives and enjoy music, crafts, and a cash-bar in our Art Gallery.

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COST
$5.00 per ticket for advance online reservations or $10.00 per ticket on the day of the event at the door (pending availability. Please check first).

Parking is $6.00 for the for 2.5 hours in the structure located directly across from the Aquarium. Cash bar.

Event Highlights

Woman at bar ordering drinks

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific/Andrew Reitsma

Audience member asking questions

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific/Andrew Reitsma

Three women at a cocktail table laughing

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific/Andrew Reitsma

Man and woman at craft table drawing

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific/Andrew Reitsma

Woman at a craft table drawing

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific/Andrew Reitsma

Couple at computer station drawing a fish

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific/Andrew Reitsma

Speakers

Erin Lundy 2023 portrait

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific / Brian Gray

Erin Lundy is the Manager of Conservation Initiatives at the Aquarium of the Pacific. She cares for marine mammals and amphibians and participates in conservation projects and partnerships with organizations that include Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Surrogacy Program and Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Project. She also serves as liaison to the Oiled Wildlife Care Network to help coordinate efforts to rehabilitate animals affected by oil spills. Lundy holds a BS in biology for Northeastern University and a MS in environmental management from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Robert Fisher, conservation biologist and landscape ecologist, has been with the Western Ecological Research Center at the US Geological Survey for 26 years following a postdoc funded also by USGS at University of California San Diego, that followed his Ph.D. at University of California Davis. His research and work focuses on understanding the drivers of change within the South Coast Ecoregion with a filter on biodiversity conservation and ecological integrity. Much of his team’s work is focused on critically endangered species in this landscape and trying to avert their extinction.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s First Wednesdays series focuses on animals,nature and conservation efforts. The events bring scientists, authors, and other experts into its Honda Pacific Visions Theater for an illustrated talk paired with book signing or meet and greets and cocktail/social hours with music and crafts. The programs are best suited for high school and college students, young professionals, and adults of all ages. Lectures are also live streamed.

EVENT DETAILS

Date
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Cost
$5.00 per ticket for advance online reservations or $10.00 per ticket on the day of the event at the door (pending availability. Please check first).

Parking is $6.00 for the for 2.5 hours in the structure located directly across from the Aquarium. Cash bar.
R.S.V.P.
(562) 590-3100
Ages
Recommended for Ages 14+
Location
Honda Pacific Visions Theater