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, August 16, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 4.18.00 PMThe Great Tidepool

The Story of Ed Ricketts’ Scientific System

A film and discussion

Steven and Mary Albert, Filmmakers

The short film, The Great Tidepool, uncovers the innovative process renowned marine biologist Ed Ricketts developed as he worked to understand
intertidal life and its interconnections.

Although common descriptions of Ricketts in
his lifetime, show him as an eccentric amateur (Steinbeck’s Cannery Row), his pioneering seashore guidebook Between Pacific Tides has stood the test of time.

The movie was filmed in the tidepools of Pacific Grove where Ricketts himself worked in the 1930s. Using detailed handwritten collecting notes and an extensive card catalog, Ricketts revealed a scientific system that foreshadowed current ecological research.

Join filmmakers Steven and Mary Albert as they discuss and present their film The Great Tidepool.

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
Open Mondays, July and August
Holiday Closure, July 3-4

Science Sundays

What's New!

August 16
The Great Tidepool

A film and discussion about Ed Ricketts’ and his innovative scientific system with filmmakers Steven and Mary Albert.

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

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.

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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