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Q&A: Former Birch Aquarium Intern Turned Scientist and Professor

The Upward Bound program at Harvey Mudd College has been helping low-income high school students who are considered “potential first-generation college students” in the East San Gabriel Valley to “generate the skill and motivation necessary for success in college” for more than 30 years. Every summer, two high school students from the program spend six weeks [...]

Seadragons, Part 8: Google+ Hangout

Last week we hosted our first Google+ Hangout – a live video chat on Google’s new social networking platform – featuring aquarium co-creator Leslee Matsushige. Leslee recently returned from a special research trip to Australia to study seadragons in the wild (read Parts 1-7 here).

Hear Leslee talk about that amazing trip and find out how [...]

May SEA Days: Scientist Q &A

Matt Ruppel

On the third Saturday of each month, a scientist from Scripps Institution of Oceanography or elsewhere in the community joins our special SEA Days program to share their exciting research with aquarium visitors.

Matt Ruppel is a second-year graduate student at UC San Diego in atmospheric chemistry. He is one of [...]

March SEA Days: Scientist Q & A

Cotton Rockwood

On the third Saturday of each month, scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography or elsewhere in the community join our special SEA Days program to share their exciting research with aquarium visitors.

To celebrate Birds of the Sea this month, we’ll be welcoming  two Scripps researchers:  Cotton Rockwood, a doctoral student in marine [...]

February SEA Days: Scientist Q & A

On the third Saturday of each month, a scientist from Scripps Institution of Oceanography or elsewhere in the community joins our special SEA Days program to share their exciting research with aquarium visitors. Visit Richard Seymour at SEA Days this Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Richard Seymour diving in Santa Cruz.

Richard [...]

January SEA Days: Scientist Q & A

Scripps' Mike Navarro

On the third Saturday of each month, scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography or elsewhere in the community join our special SEA Days program to share their exciting research with aquarium visitors.

Mike Navarro is a PhD. student in Biological Oceanography at Scripps Oceanography, working in Dr. Lisa Levin’s Laboratory. He [...]

December SEA Days: Scientist Q&A

Amanda Cummings is a staff researcher at Scripps Oceanography.

On the third Saturday of each month, a scientist from Scripps Institution of Oceanography or elsewhere in the community joins our special SEA Days program to share their exciting research with aquarium visitors.

Amanda Cummins is a staff research associate in the Marine Physical [...]

November SEA Days: Scientist Q&A

Professor Paul K. Dayton and friend

On the third Saturday of each month, a scientist from Scripps Institution of Oceanography or elsewhere in the community joins our special SEA Days program to share their exciting research with aquarium visitors.

Paul Dayton has been a professor of ecology at Scripps since 1971. He’s conducted [...]

October SEA Days: Scientist Q&A

Dr. Andrea Cook of the California Center for Sustainable Energy

On the third Saturday of each month, a scientist from Scripps Institution of Oceanography or elsewhere in the community joins our special SEA Days program to share their exciting research with aquarium visitors.

To celebrate national Solar Energy Month this Saturday, we will welcome [...]

Q&A with the Banana Slugs

After rocking the tide pools at Birch Aquarium at Scripps last week, Doug “Dirt” Greenfield of the Banana Slug String Band answered some of our questions about the band and their mission to educate listeners about the environment.

Q. Let’s start with one of the most recognizable elements of your band – your name! How [...]