Birch Aquarium at Scripps Announces Summer Perspectives Lecture Speakers
Dates: June 10 and July 8
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
RSVP: 858-534-5771 or online.
The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series at Birch Aquarium at Scripps features engaging presentations on research conducted worldwide by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps scientists are exploring Earth’s mysteries through hundreds of research projects under way on every continent and in every ocean.
Lectures are recorded monthly and broadcast through UCSD-TV to more than 5 million homes. Lectures can also be viewed on UCSD-TV’s website as well as UCTV’s system-wide YouTube and iTunes channels. Totaling more than 135 lectures, these presentations have been viewed online more than 10 million times. For more information, visit the UCSD-TV website.
Monday, June 10
The Future of Human Space Flight
Charlie Kennel, former Scripps Institution of Oceanography director
Charlie Kennel was a member of the presidential panel that restructured NASA’s human space flight program in 2009. Now chair of the National Academy’s Space Studies Board, Kennel will review what NASA’s space program has accomplished, what it is doing now, and what the future holds for human space exploration.
Monday, July 8
Shark Conservation: Safeguarding the Future of Our Ocean
Andy Nosal, Birch Aquarium’s DeLaCour Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecology & Conservation
Protecting sharks from population decline has never been more important. Join us for a discussion about shark conservation with shark researcher Andy Nosal, recent Scripps Oceanography graduate and Birch Aquarium’s new DeLaCour Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecology & Conservation. Learn about threats such as overfishing, finning, and negative public perception facing these essential marine predators.
Monday, August 12
There will be no Perspectives lecture this month.
Perspectives lectures are intended for a lay audience. Birch Aquarium admission and parking are included. Light refreshments will be served.
About Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the western Pacific. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth, and ocean science and features five dozen interactive elements. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 430,000, including 40,000 school children.
Location: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.