Science Sundays

Sunday, September 20, 2020

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Online Webinar: PREREGISTER HERE

 

Sharing Space with Sea Otters

Gena Bentall
Director and Senior Scientist, Sea Otter Savvy

 

Returning to the California coast from the brink of extinction, sea otters are coming home to a coastline fundamentally altered by the expansion of human activity. Research has largely been focused on the acute threats to sea otter population recovery—oil spills, sharks, and disease—but, recently, more insidious impacts have been studied. Namely, that some of humans’ favorite recreation places and the essential habitat of sea otters overlap in many “hot spots” of disturbance.

Please join Gena for this special Sea Otter Awareness Week Science Sunday to learn why sea otters matter, why sea otters need protection, and how recreational activities such as kayaking, SCUBA diving, photography, or walking on the beach can impact them.

Register in advance for the online Science Sunday webinar (required) HERE.

(Photo credit: Gena Bentall)

 


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 making a donation today. Thank you!

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FUTURE SCIENCE SUNDAY:

Sunday, October 18, 2020

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Online Webinar

For more information, call (831) 459-3800.
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Here’s a sampling of past Science Sunday topics:

Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
September 20, 2020
1:30–2:30 PM
Join us–online!–for a special Sea Otter Awareness Week Science Sunday, “Sharing Space with Sea Otters.”

SEA OTTER
AWARENESS WEEK
September 20–26, 2020
Discover the critical role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem through special at-home activities, interviews with scientists, and crafts!

SERENE MARINE MOMENT
Meditate on a purple sea urchin’s mesmerizing movements and microscopic features in this peaceful one-minute video. Watch it here.

DEEPEN YOUR OBSERVATION POWERS
Enjoy two NEW science journaling activities about jewel stars in action! Students of all ages will strengthen their scientific observation and thinking skills.

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