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Aquatic Academy Course: The Ocean and Climate Change

Surface of the Big Blue Ocean

Surface of the ocean. Credit: Andrew Reitsma

July 31, 2017

On consecutive Wednesdays this fall the Aquarium will host climate change experts in a four-week Aquatic Academy course for adults from October 25 to November 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Aquatic Academy will explore the role the World Ocean plays in modulating Earth’s climate and how the World Ocean and its ecosystems are responding to climate change. Participants will learn from scientists and other experts about the implications of those changes for the future.

In this four-week course for adults, attendees will hear the latest on climate change predictions from sea level rise to impacts on coral reefs, the rainforests of the sea. Scientists and researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the University of California, Irvine, will share their research findings on the connections between the ocean and climate change.

The cost for the course is $40, or $35 for Aquarium members. For an additional $10, attendees can receive CEU credit through California State University, Long Beach. To register, call (562) 590-3100.