Carbon Cooperation: Birch Aquarium Looks Forward to Annual Keeling Lecture

1958. A very important year for science.

Along with launching the first American satellite into orbit and celebrating Frederick Sanger’s Nobel Prize for describing the protein structure of insulin, 1958 was the year Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher Charles Keeling began daily measurements of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere. Keeling’s discovery of rapidly increasing carbon […]

Birch Aquarium’s Perspectives lectures reach milestone 10 million online views

Renowned Scripps Oceanography climate expert Richard Somerville presents “Global Warming: The Latest Word on the Best Science” during a Perspectives on Ocean Science lecture at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

One of the best things about Birch Aquarium at Scripps is its connection to the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Scripps researchers explore the entire planet […]

Birch Aquarium is for the Birds!

Birch Aquarium at Scripps isn’t just a great place to see fascinating fish.

Last Thursday, an enthusiastic group met outside our doors long before we opened to the public. These eager early-morning visitors were decked out in binoculars, field guides, and scopes. Their goal: bird watching.

Black Phoebe. Photo By Nigella Hillgarth

The group […]

The One Week Plastic Challenge

TRASH: Art + Science Intersect panel on Feb. 6.

Each year, Americans trash enough plastic cups, forks, and spoons to circle the equator 300 times. How big is your impact?

We posed this question to attendees of our Feb. 6 “Trash: Art+Science Intersect” event, co-hosted with The New Children’s Museum. The panel discussion explored ways […]

Trash: Art + Science Intersect

UPDATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2012; 9:45 a.m.

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Some of the public programs we look forward to most are the ones where we join forces with other amazing organizations. On February 6, we […]

A Whale of an Opera

Lighting techniques and multimedia help transform the stage into the Peqoud. ©Karen Almond/The Dallas Opera.

It’s not often that marine science and the opera find common ground, but the two will merge this February in the San Diego Opera’s highly anticipated production of “Moby-Dick.” Based on the Herman Melville novel, the acclaimed new opera […]

Perspectives Lecture: Let’s Talk Trash

Did you miss our Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture in December about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Watch it here!

Description: A group of Scripps graduate researchers recently returned from a 20-day expedition to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a little-studied remote ocean region where plastic debris accumulates. Join Miriam Goldstein, chief scientist on the […]

Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series

For more than a decade, Scripps Oceanography scientists have shared their amazing research with the public through Birch Aquarium at Scripps’ Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series.

Each month, a Scripps scientists discusses his or her work at the aquarium during a special evening lecture for the public. These lectures are also broadcast by UCSD-TV […]