by Charina Layman, Birch Aquarium public programs coordinator
During the last four weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of working with two extraordinary individuals: Claire Northrop and Andrew Salvador. On a path to fulfill their high school internship requirement, these High Tech High students joined the Education Department at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
By Elizabeth Argyle, Birch Aquarium naturalist
It’s nearing the end of January and San Diego is back in its rhythm after a long holiday break. While locals may have returned to their respective jobs and schools, something exciting is happening in the waters not too far from the city center. Gray whales are making their [...]
Gray Whale Migration Map
by Audrey Evans, Birch Aquarium whale watching coordinator
December 26 marked the start of Birch Aquarium’s 13th season of whale watching with Flagship–San Diego Harbor Excursion. Aquarium naturalists and volunteers will be out on the open ocean twice per day through April 14, searching for whales, dolphins, sea lions, birds and [...]
This fall, Birch Aquarium at Scripps has been busy preparing to launch our new seadragon conservation initiative.
Our exhibit designers are working closely with the Husbandry Department to design a state-of-the-art, onsite laboratory that will support efforts to breed this incredible species. They are using valuable information gained from aquarist Leslee Matsushige when she traveled to Australia last [...]
The ocean affects everyone, no matter where they live. Now, thanks to technology such as Google+ Hangouts, we can spread awareness of the oceans to every corner of our country.
Earlier this month, Birch Aquarium at Scripps hosted the first of a pilot Google Hangout program associated with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. The [...]
Birch Aquarium at Scripps aquarist Jeremy Lord dives in the 2,000-gallon sardine tank to clean algae off the glass.
Your first memory of sardines may be from playing the game as a kid. This version of hide-and-seek makes players hide in a small space together, packed like sardines in a can.
At Birch Aquarium at [...]
This summer, youth summer interns at Birch Aquarium at Scripps helped visitors explore the science of San Diego Bay.
By Lisa Gilfillan, interpretive volunteer programmer
Every summer Birch Aquarium at Scripps comes alive with an influx of eager teenagers. These youth summer interns (YSI) volunteer in a 10-week program [...]
By Catie Fyfe, community connections coordinator
Despite temperatures nearing triple-digits, more than 100 enthusiastic volunteers joined Birch Aquarium at Scripps and The New Children’s Museum at La Jolla Shores for the California Coastal Cleanup earlier this month.
Armed with bags and buckets, volunteers combed the beach and surrounding park to ensure the area remains pristine for ocean animals and [...]
By Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, Birch Aquarium at Scripps executive director
Bienvenido! Greetings from the M/Y Coral in the Galápagos Islands! To celebrate the aquarium’s 20th anniversary, I’m visiting the Islands with a group of members and supporters.
I’m writing this post after a truly spectacular day spent exploring Española Island. Words can’t begin to describe [...]
It’s been said that love can be found in the most unexpected places. Why not under the sea?
Three years ago, Melissa Calderwood and Clint Burr, Jr. met for the first time on a blind date at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. They discovered they had a lot in common, especially a love of marine life.