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Seymour Center events and activities are designed for all ages and all interests. Kids can have the experience of a lifetime with Ocean Explorers. Adults can engage with marine researchers through Science Sundays. From kids’ crafts to exclusive dinners to behind-the-scenes experiences, there’s a way for all to explore our ocean.

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      1 2 3 4Seaside Crafts—At Home!Seaside Crafts—At Home!Create ocean-inspired crafts and activities using materials found around the house. Explore the diversity of mollusks found around the world in a new coloring page series, Mollusk Mates.
5 6Aquaria ExplorationAquaria ExplorationTime: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Travel behind the scenes for a live look into the Seymour Center’s aquaria, and explore the creatures that inspire the scientist in all of us! Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for this member-exclusive virtual program.
7 8Labside ChatsLabside ChatsTime: 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Labside Chats are for everyone interested in science. Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month (except holidays) for a LIVE Q&A discussion from a marine scientist, who provides insight into the wonderful, curious, and sometimes bizarre world of scientific discovery!
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12 13 14 15 16 17Member-only Preview Day: Seymour Center Outdoors!Member-only Preview Day: Seymour Center Outdoors!Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come explore your ocean—in person! Explore the fascinating world of marine science and conservation through a variety of outdoor activities.
18Earth WeekEarth WeekLearn more about the big blue planet called Earth during the Seymour Center’s 2021 virtual Earth Week celebration! Special at-home activities and fun arts and crafts will be available for download beginning April 18. Virtual Science SundayVirtual Science SundayTime: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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.
19Earth WeekEarth WeekLearn more about the big blue planet called Earth during the Seymour Center’s 2021 virtual Earth Week celebration! Special at-home activities and fun arts and crafts will be available for download beginning April 18. 20Earth WeekEarth WeekLearn more about the big blue planet called Earth during the Seymour Center’s 2021 virtual Earth Week celebration! Special at-home activities and fun arts and crafts will be available for download beginning April 18. 21Earth WeekEarth WeekLearn more about the big blue planet called Earth during the Seymour Center’s 2021 virtual Earth Week celebration! Special at-home activities and fun arts and crafts will be available for download beginning April 18. 22Earth WeekEarth WeekLearn more about the big blue planet called Earth during the Seymour Center’s 2021 virtual Earth Week celebration! Special at-home activities and fun arts and crafts will be available for download beginning April 18. Labside ChatsLabside ChatsTime: 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Labside Chats are for everyone interested in science. Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month (except holidays) for a LIVE Q&A discussion from a marine scientist, who provides insight into the wonderful, curious, and sometimes bizarre world of scientific discovery!
23Earth WeekEarth WeekLearn more about the big blue planet called Earth during the Seymour Center’s 2021 virtual Earth Week celebration! Special at-home activities and fun arts and crafts will be available for download beginning April 18. 24Earth WeekEarth WeekLearn more about the big blue planet called Earth during the Seymour Center’s 2021 virtual Earth Week celebration! Special at-home activities and fun arts and crafts will be available for download beginning April 18. Seymour Center Outdoors!Seymour Center Outdoors!Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come explore your ocean—in person! Explore the fascinating world of marine science and conservation through a variety of outdoor activities.
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26 27 28Sustainability on FilmSustainability on FilmTime: 5:30 pm
Two alumni filmmakers from UC Santa Cruz's Social Documentation M.F.A. program (“SocDoc”) join in a panel discussion moderated by professors Rita Mehta, associate professor from UCSC’s Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, and Dan Costa, director of the UCSC Institute of Marine Sciences. Filmmakers Michelle Aguilar (El Cacao) and Andrés Camacho (Open Line) discuss their films' themes of sustainability, food security, and impacts on indigenous cultures and communities—through the lens of climate change. Professor of anthropology Nancy Chen will provide introductory remarks. The panel discussion is presented by the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division, the Social Documentation M.F.A. program of the Film and Digital Media Department in cooperation with UCSC's Seymour Marine Discovery Center. This event is presented in association with UC Santa Cruz's annual lecture "Confronting Climate Change" from the Division of Physical & Biological Sciences and the Social Sciences Division. This year's theme is "Food Security in a Changing World." Register for the panel discussion and watch the films in advance: https://arts.ucsc.edu/news_events/sustainability-film-festival-zoom-panel-filmmakers
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Spotlight!

CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK
April 18–24, 2021
Learn more about our blue planet. Special at-home activities and arts and crafts are available for download.

SCIENCE SUNDAY
April 18, 2021, 1:30 PM
Join us for a special Earth Week Science Sunday–online! “Conservation Physiology in Marine Mammals.” Preregister.

LABSIDE CHATS
April 22, 2021, 11 AM
Learn why the peregrine falcon’s recovery can help solve today’s environmental issues with Zeka Glucs, Ph.D. Submit your questions, then watch the live chat, here.

SUNDAY SEASIDE CRAFTS–AT HOME!
Explore the diversity of mollusks found around the world in a new coloring page series, Mollusk Mates.

JOIN OUR TEAM! SEYMOUR CENTER DIRECTOR
The Seymour Center is seeking a new Director. Learn about this opportunity, here.

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