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.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

True Predators

A Real Understanding of White Sharks Off California

Screen Shot 2015-10-30 at 1.53.46 PMTaylor Chapple
Research Scientist
Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University

The word “shark” brings visions of JAWS, shark attacks, and breaching sharks to mind. The truth is far from this fiction—white sharks are not mindless attack animals, far from it. They’re incredibly complex and fascinating linchpins for the dynamic marine ecosystems off the California Coast.

White sharks have incredible offshore migrations and precise navigational abilities. They show complex courtship displays and behaviors. The past 30 years of science has redefined our understanding of these predators and their critical role for a healthy marine system.

Join Taylor Chapple as he explores the truth about white sharks during this special Science Sunday—turning the conversation from fear and apprehension to one of true awe and appreciation.

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

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


December 16, 5-7pm

Become a part of our team! Come learn how you can become a Seymour Center Volunteer.

Fantastic opportunity available; apply now! Applications due November 29.

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

December 13, 12-5:30pm

Enjoy children's activities while shopping for gifts by local artists and crafts people 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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