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.

SCIENCE SUNDAY:
Sunday, September 18, 2016, 1-2 PM

Economics and the Oceans

Why it matters more than it should

Jason Scorse, Ph.D.
Director, Center for the Blue Economy
Program Chair, International Environmental Policy
Associate Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

“The things that we think of as priceless and sacred are the things that need price tags the most.” — Jason Scorse, TEDx Monterey

Millions of tourists visit California each year, spending billions of dollars on hotels, restaurants, shops, and attractions. Translating the intangible value of our iconic coastal waters into dollars can help ensure we manage our natural capital wisely. If we are not explicit about these values, they often get ignored. The default value for the ocean ecosystem for policy and business decisions is often zero.

Join the author of What Environmentalists Need to Know About Economics, Jason Scorse, for an eye-opening discussion about the role economics play in policy making, public perception, and ocean conservation.

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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.
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Here’s a sampling of past Science Sunday topics:

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Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

Open every day - July and August, 10 AM to 5 PM

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ATTENTION TEACHERS
Start planning your class field trip to the Seymour Center. Marine science field trip information and applications for the 2016-17 school year are available online now.

KEN NORRIS MEMORIAL LECTURE
Thursday, October 20
7-8:30 PM
Understanding Coral Reefs through Marine Science and Woolly Sculptures—A unique perspective on corals, conservation, and crochet craftwork.

THE GIANT OCEAN COLORING BOOK
Art by Peter Winch
Sept. 20 - Nov. 27

This exhibit will feature large black and white marine artwork from Peter Winch's upcoming illustrated coloring book for adults, The Giant Ocean Coloring Book.

OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION
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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