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 20, 2015

Evolution in the Anthropocene

How Human Activity is changing the Shape of Life

Eric-Boat_SMEric P. Palkovacs
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Santa Cruz

The current geological age is known as the Anthropocene, wherein human activity is the dominant influence on climate and the environment.

Human impacts on Earth are dramatic, massive, and changing the very state of our oceans, the atmosphere, and terrestrial environments. In fact, human-driven evolution is rapidly changing the traits of living organisms. During this intriguing Science Sunday, Eric Palkovacs will describe the way humans are shaping evolution on our planet today, through his work focusing on freshwater and marine ecosystems.

SalmonFishing-SMPalkovacs will also discuss conservation measures and restoration strategies that could be employed for healthy, functioning ecosystems.

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

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM
Open Mondays, July and August
Holiday Closure, July 3-4

Spotlight!

BIG BLUE LIVE
A live television event celebrating some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures airing August 31 – September 2 at 8 PM on PBS.

SCIENCE SUNDAY
September 20
EVOLUTION IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

Join assistant professor Eric Palkovacs as he describes the way humans are shaping evolution on our planet today, through his work focusing on freshwater and marine ecosystems.

ENVIROTOKEN SUCCESS
Thank you, voters for selecting the Seymour Center as one of six environmental organizations supported by the 2015-16 New Leaf Community Markets Envirotoken Program; starts July 16.

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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