Free Admission to the Living Coast Discovery Center
March 1 - 31
Birch Aquarium at Scripps members receive free admission
this month to the Living Coast Discover Center.
Set against the natural beauty of San Diego Bay and the Sweetwater Marsh
National Wildlife Refuge, this zoo/aquarium features animals native to the
Southern California coastline, including endangered Eastern Pacific green sea
turtles, sharks, rays, reptiles, owls, hawks, eagles and more.
Show your membership card at the ticket booth to receive
Geologic Clues to What’s Tearing Africa Apart
David Hilton, geochemist
Monday, March 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
East Africa is one of the most geologically intriguing places on
the planet – a place where the African continent is literally ripping
apart. Deep rift valleys, active
volcanoes, and hot springs are dramatic evidence for the powerful forces deep
within the earth that are slowly reshaping the continent. Join geochemist David Hilton as he takes us
on an adventure to the East African Rift Valley and describes how he and his
colleagues utilize geologic samples to understand this dynamic region of our
planet. Free for members.
Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
. Join us for a day of
family exploration as we learn about the impact of sea changes on corals.
Through hands-on activities led by a Scripps researcher, discover how reefs and
the organisms that depend on them are affected by ocean acidification and
climate change. Free for members.
Stories in the Ice: What Can Past Climate Tell Us about Our Future?
Jeffrey Severinghaus, paleoclimatologist
Monday, April 14, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Drilling down thousands of meters into the ancient ice preserved
on Earth’s massive continental ice sheets, scientists can extract a wealth of
information about our climate history—including periods both much colder and
considerably warmer than today. Ice,
dust, and tiny gas bubbles in Greenland and Antarctic ice provide myriad clues
into the complex workings of Earth’s climate system. Join Jeff Severinghaus as he describes how he
delves into Earth’s climate past to gain insight into our climate future. Free for members.
Party for the Planet
Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
You are cordially invited to a Party for the
Planet. Since over 70% of the Earth is covered in water, the guest of honor
will be the world’s oceans! Join us at this family-friendly event where we
recognize Earth Day through hands-on activities, scientific exploration, and
crafts. Free for members.
Ocean Author Presentation
High Tide on Main Street
with John Englander
Wednesday, May 7, 7 - 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
King tides, storm surge, erosion, and slowly rising sea
level seem to swirl together as a coastal threat. In High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal
Crisis, oceanographer John Englander explains how sea level is moving
beyond the ice age cycles of the last few million years, heading much higher severely
impact coastal communities and ecosystems. Buy the book in advance from the
Aquarium Gift Shop and receive priority seating at the event. Book must be
purchased onsite or by phone: 858-534-8753. Event free for members.
Charles David Keeling Annual Lecture
David Victor, UC San Diego Climate Leader
Tuesday, May 13, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Please join us for the fifth annual Keeling Lecture, in memory of
distinguished Scripps Professor Charles David Keeling's life and invaluable
contributions to climate science and Scripps. This year, we are honored to host
UC San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies Professor David
Victor. Victor, an internationally recognized leader in research on energy and
climate change policy, is Director of the school’s new Laboratory on
International Law and Regulation, and author of numerous books including his
most recent, Global Warming Gridlock:
Creating More Effective Strategies for Protecting the Planet. Free for members.
Breathing in Climate Change
Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Celebrate Clean Air Month at this climate-themed event and
uncover the link between pollution, climate change, and you. Join UC San
Diego’s Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment as
researchers demonstrate real-time experiments. Free for members.