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, February 21, 2016

No Wetsuit Required:

Adventures of a Fish Veterinarian

Jessie Sanders
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Aquatic Veterinary Services of Northern California

Come and hear “tails” of adventure from under the waves! Dr. Jessie Sanders, of Aquatic Veterinary Services of Northern California, will share some of the excitement of her career as an aquatic veterinarian. From electric eel shocks, to giving a sand tiger shark a physical, to getting a piranha to hold still for an X­ray, there’s something for everyone. And you won’t even get wet!

Dr. Sanders is a graduate from Tufts Veterinary School in Massachusetts and a Certified Aquatic Veterinarian through the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association. After moving to the west coast, she established her mobile practice, Aquatic Veterinary Services of Northern California in March 2013. The clinic treats all types of aquatic pets by offer home consultations, diagnostics, and treatments. In January 2016, Aquatic Veterinary Services expanded to include a hospital in Soquel, California specializing in fish critical care and surgery.


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


No Wetsuit Required
Sunday, February 21
Come and hear Dr. Jessie Sanders, of Aquatic Veterinary Services of Northern California, share “tails” of adventure from under the waves!

Honoring M. Sanjayan, conservation scientist and host of the 2015 BBC/PBS special "Big Blue Live."
Saturday, March 5, 2016.
Now accepting reservations.

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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