Science Sundays

Sunday, May 17, 2020

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Online Webinar: PREREGISTER HERE

 

Sea Level Rise, Extreme Water Levels, and Coastal Erosion
How Bad Could It Be?

Sean Vitousek, Ph.D.
Research Oceanographer, US Geological Survey

Sea level rise will radically redefine the coastline of the 21st century. For many regions, projections of the global rise of up to 2 meters by the year 2100, are comparable to the short-lived extremes we experience now due to storms. The 21st century will see significant changes to coastal flooding regimes, as present-day, extreme-but-rare events become common. This poses a major risk to the safety and sustainability of coastal communities worldwide. A number of related coastal hazards, such as beach and cliff erosion, are also expected to accelerate. For example, one-third to two-thirds of Southern California beaches may disappear by 2100.  

Please join Sean Vitousek to learn more about sea level rise, extreme water levels, and coastal erosion, and how he uses a combination of observations and modeling to help understand and predict coastal change. Preregister for the online Science Sunday webinar HERE.

 


Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them. Join 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.

  • Time: 1:30 PM; lectures are one hour long and include time for a few questions at the end.
  • Location: Online; webinar preregistration is required.
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Virtual Science Sundays are offered at no charge with preregistration. Please consider supporting the Seymour Center by becoming a member or giving a small donation today. Thank you!

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FUTURE SCIENCE SUNDAY:

Sunday, June 21, 2020

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Online Webinar

For more information, call (831) 459-3800.
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Spotlight!

OCEAN EXPLORERS VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP
Explore an incredible world of marine mammal science from your own home this summer. Space is limited. Apply NOW!

CREATURE FEATURE
Explore the intricate beauty of bat stars up close. Learn how they sense their surroundings and why they feel scratchy to the touch. Watch the 4-minute video here!

WORLD OCEANS DAY
Monday, June 8, 2020
Join us for a virtual World Oceans Day celebration and take part in the Seymour Center Online Ocean Superhero Challenge.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
June 8, 2020, 11 AM–12 PM
Learn about exciting, current research from award-winning UC Santa Cruz students studying the oceans.

SELF-GUIDED COASTAL WALKING TOUR
Enjoy outdoor highlights of the spectacular Coastal Science Campus as you explore the network of trails with this guide to interpretive signs.

MARINE SCIENCE JOURNALING
Start your own marine science journal today with these cool observation activities with video links. Designed for ages seven and up.

SUNDAY SEASIDE CRAFTS–AT HOME!
Create ocean-inspired crafts and activities using materials found around the house. Find instructions for our latest craft: Camouflage Challenge.

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