Science Sundays

Next Science Sunday:

Sunday, November 19, 2017

1:30 – 2:30 PM

A SEAL NAMED PATCHES:
What Weddell Seals Taught Us about Life at the Bottom of the World

Two Weddell seals on the ice
Roxanne Beltran, Ph.D. Student
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Patrick Robinson, Ph.D.
Año Nuevo Island Reserve Director

During the warmest days of the year, Antarctica’s Weddell seals rest on the ice, soak up the sun, and replace their fur coat in a process called molting. Roxanne and Patrick study the molt and how it impacts the seals’ abilities to dive deep, stay warm, and raise pups in the harshest environment on the planet. For their research, they fly halfway across the world, wear thick cold-weather gear, and travel by snow machine and helicopter to search for the seals.
Book cover of A Seal Named Patches
Join these Antarctic explorers as they discuss the logistics of Antarctic research, recent research findings, and their newly-released children’s book (for ages 5-8) that infuses learning with the excitement of scientific discovery! Come for the science, bring the kids, and stay for the book signing in the exhibit hall.

A Special Family Friendly Science Sunday!

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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 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 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.

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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 April and December in 2017)
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: La Feliz room of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
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FUTURE SCIENCE SUNDAY:

Sunday, January 21, 2018
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Seymour Marine Discovery Center

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

Days & Hours

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Spotlight!

Of The SeaOF THE SEA:
FISHERMEN, SEAFOOD & SUSTAINABILITY

Sunday, December 17
2-4 PM
Join us for a special film screening followed by an engaging discussion by Melissa Stevens, co-producer of the film.

Into Africa book coverINTO AFRICA
A New Presentation by
Frans Lanting & Chris Eckstrom
Saturday, January 27, 2018

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Docent TrainingJOIN THE SEYMOUR
CENTER'S VOLUNTEER TEAM AS A DOCENT!
Docents lead daily tours, assist guests at the touch pools, educate the public about marine conservation, and so much more!

PARKING CHANGES
As of September 1, 2017, parking permits are required by UCSC. Seymour Center guests will receive three hours of free parking with paid admission.

ATTENTION TEACHERS
Start planning your class field trip to the Seymour Center. Field trip information and applications for the 2017-18 school year are available now.

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