Science Sundays

casealions_nursery_mar10elephant-seal-weaners aJoin us on the third Sunday of every month, for a public lecture from a marine scientist, who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion. Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them.

  • Lectures take place at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at 1 PM.
  • Doors open to the lecture hall at 12:30 PM.
  • Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at noon.
  • Seating is first-come, first-served. No late seating.

Lectures are one-hour long, including time for a few questions at the end. Science Sunday is free with admission, and always free for members. Recommended for ages 10 and older. 

Science Sunday
July 20, 2
014, 1 PM
Mapping Marine Mammal Health
Dr. Claire Simeone, Conservation Medicine Veterinarian
The Marine Mammal Center

Simeone ClaireHow does The Marine Mammal Center track the diseases of the patients like seals and sea lions that come in every year?

Join Conservation Medicine Veterinarian Claire Simeone to discuss a new health map that will create a framework to investigate marine mammal health. The Marine Mammal Health Map project was created to develop a web-based health and disease mapping system to help scientists track trends in the health of these animals.

Find out how this map will help veterinarians and scientists better treat our marine mammals and how it impacts the public.

Free ADMISSION for Seymour Center Members, The Marine Mammal Center Members with valid membership card, and UC Santa Cruz Undergraduates with valid Student ID.

Science Sunday is sponsored by:

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Science Sunday lectures are designed to make science interesting and “user-friendly” for EVERYONE.
Science Sunday is free with membership or admission. UCSC undergrads free with valid student ID.
Dates: Held on the third Sunday of every month (except December)
Time: 1 PM
Location: La Feliz room of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

For more information, call (831) 459-3800.

Browse our calendar for upcoming Science Sunday topics.
Here’s a sampling of past Science Sunday topics:

Days & Hours

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Science Sunday
Mapping Marine Mammal Health

Sunday, July 20
Join Dr. Claire Simeone, Conservation Medicine Veterinarian from The Marine Mammal Center for a discussion about the Marine Mammal Health Map project.

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