Science Sundays

Sunday, January 20, 2019

1:30 – 2:30 PM

 

Polar Bears and Climate Change:
Living on Sea Ice in a Warming World

 

Anthony Pagano, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global

 

Polar bears are an iconic symbol of climate change. These unique marine mammals exist in a remote and inhospitable Arctic where few scientists have documented their basic behaviors. While melting sea ice is expected to reduce polar bears’ ability to catch food, how they will respond is unknown.

Join Anthony Pagano to learn how advancements in electronic devices, combined with research on wild and captive polar bears, are helping scientists to understand how polar bears use sea ice and how they are responding to its decline.

Complimentary junior scoop of ice cream after Science Sunday, provided by Polar Bear Ice Cream Santa Cruz.

 


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

  • Lectures are one hour long and take place at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at 1:30 PM.
  • Doors open to the lecture hall at 1:00 PM.Screen shot 2015-02-26 at 11.27.40 AM
  • Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at 12:30 PM.
  • Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating.

Lectures include 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.

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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 2018)
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: La Feliz room of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
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FUTURE SCIENCE SUNDAY:

Sunday, February 17, 2019

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Seymour Marine Discovery Center

For more information, call (831) 459-3800.
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Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

FRANS LANTING’S:
LAND OF THE JAGUARS
February 2, 2019
3 PM & 7 PM
A benefit for the Seymour Center’s marine science education and conservation programs. Purchase tickets.

HOMESCHOOL DAY
March 6, 2019
Join us for a morning of special hands-on activities and science investigations designed for homeschool families. Advanced registration recommended.

GLOBAL OCEANS GALA
March 23, 2019
Save the date for the 2019 Global Oceans Gala honoring John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources.

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