Science Sundays

Screen shot 2015-02-26 at 11.27.40 AMJoin us on the third Sunday of every month (except December) 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 limited and 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.

Free ADMISSION for Seymour Center Members and UC Santa Cruz Undergraduates with valid Student ID.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Younger Lagoon Reserve

Past, Present, and Future

Elizabeth Howard

Manager, Younger Lagoon Reserve

Did you know that nearly three-quarters of UCSC’s Coastal Science Campus is protected as Younger Lagoon Reserve? This unique urban reserve is part of the University of California’s Natural Reserve System and is used for university-level teaching, research, and public service.

The reserve provides protected habitat for over 100 resident and migratory bird species, coyotes, bobcats, and special status species such as the tidewater goby and California red-legged frog. Reserve habitats include grassland, seasonal wetland, coastal scrub, dense willow thickets, salt and freshwater marsh, coastal strand, backdune, pickleweed flat, and pocket beach.

Join Elizabeth Howard as she discusses the history of the reserve, current programs, and future plans for teaching, research, and restoration at Younger Lagoon Reserve.

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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

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


October 15, 7-8:30 pm

Three scientists share their investigations of troubling trends in our modern ocean and share their perspectives on signs of improving health.

October 18
Younger Lagoon Reserve

Join Manager Elizabeth Howard as she discusses the history of the reserve, current programs, and future plans for teaching, research, and restoration at Younger Lagoon Reserve.

October 30, 6-8 pm

Come one, come all to the Halloween Ball! Costume parade, scavenger hunts, creature crafts, flashlight tours to a whale of a skeleton, and more!

Attention Teachers!
Space is still available for K-14 marine science education programs at the Seymour Center.

You'll see a lot of construction taking place here at the Coastal Science Campus but know, the Seymour Center is open for business as usual. Come visit!


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