Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego
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
Join Andy Nosal at Birch Aquarium on July 8 as he discusses challenges to shark 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.
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.