Dates: March 11, April 8 & May 13
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. Learn about science at Scripps and join researchers on their paths to discovery.
Join Birch Aquarium for the 4th Annual Keeling Lecture on March 11. Speaker Richard Somerville will discuss the scientific case for urgent action to limit climate change.
Monday, March 11
4th Annual Keeling Lecture:
The Scientific Case for Urgent Action to Limit Climate Change
Richard Somerville, Scripps climate scientist
Please join us for the fourth annual Keeling Lecture, which honors the memory of distinguished Scripps Oceanography professor Charles David Keeling's life and invaluable contributions to climate science and Scripps. This year we are honored to host Distinguished Professor Emeritus Richard Somerville, a world-renowned Scripps climate scientist and author of The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change.
Monday, April 8
Listening to Earth's Atmosphere: Tuning into the Sounds of Our Dynamic Planet
Michael Hedlin, Scripps geophysicist
Join geophysicist Michael Hedlin as he describes how the exciting new field of atmospheric acoustics is allowing researchers to listen to Earth as never before. Learn how researchers tune into sounds in the atmosphere to learn more about dynamic Earth processes—-from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to meteorite impacts. You'll be surprised at what you can hear when you know how to listen!
Monday, May 13
Turtles and other marine animals are the focus of NOAA's Protected Resources Division. Join Division Director Lisa Ballance at our May 13 lecture.
Protecting Our Living Ocean Resources
Lisa Ballance, NOAA marine ecologist
The Protected Resources Division of NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center conducts research on marine mammals and turtles in all oceans of the world. Join Division Director Lisa Ballance as she describes the research and programs that are informing how we can protect and sustain some of our most precious ocean resources.
Perspectives lectures are intended for a lay audience. Birch Aquarium admission and parking are included. Light refreshments will be served.
Past lectures air on UCSD-TV and are broadcast to more than 16 million viewers via satellite and cable television. Lectures also can be found on YouTube. For more information, visit http://ucsd.tv/oceanscience.
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 beyond. 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 436,000, including 40,000 school children.
Location: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates robotic networks and one of the largest U.S. academic fleets. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu.
About UC San Diego
The University of California, San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that provides opportunity for all. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide and born of a culture of collaboration, UC San Diego sparks discoveries that advance society, drive economic growth and positively impact the world. Our students, who learn from Nobel laureates, MacArthur Fellows and National Academy members, are committed to public service. For the sixth consecutive year, UC San Diego has been ranked first in the nation based on research, civic engagement and social mobility. We are one campus with multiple pillars of excellence, a top ten public university that is transforming lives, shaping new disciplines and advancing the frontiers of knowledge. Learn more at www.ucsd.edu.