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 oceanographic research vessels recognized worldwide for their outstanding capabilities. Equipped with innovative instruments for ocean exploration, these ships constitute mobile laboratories and observatories that serve students and researchers from institutions throughout the world. 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 and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About UC San Diego
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