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Summer Camp Ocean-Science Rap

Each year, we invite ocean-minded high school and college students to join our staff as Summer Interns. This creative and enthusiastic group often comes up with fun ways to connect with our summer campers.

Check out this awesome ocean rap that interns Alexx Robles & Kasey Ober wrote for our youngsters.

Books for Kids: Marine Biographies

Manfish, By Jennifer Berne. Illustrated by Éric Puybaret

By Leorah Gavidor, Gift Shop blogger

Manfish By Jennifer Berne • Illustrated by Éric Puybaret $16.99 (hardcover only) 

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau By Dan Yaccarino $7.99 (paperback) 

Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia A. Earle [...]

Books for Kids: Poetry in the Ocean

By Leorah Gavidor, Gift Shop blogger

Have you ever thought about diving in to poetry? Pick up this trio of ocean-themed children’s poetry books at Birch Aquarium at Scripps and delve into an underwater world of curious creatures, imaginative language, and engaging illustrations that combine marine biology and poetry. Try reading one aloud at bedtime for [...]

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 [...]

Boundless Energy is Open!

Happy Opening Day!

We couldn’t have been more excited to open the gates this morning to Boundless Energy. And it seems like our visitors –especially the kids – really like this new addition.

Hope you visit soon.

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Behind the Scenes at Birch Aquarium

Union-Tribune videographer Andrew Huse stopped by this week to follow our aquarists as they prepared for another busy day of visitors. Check out the video below!

Aquarium Educators Lauded for Diversity Efforts

Birch Aquarium's Education Department receives the 2010 UC San Diego Diversity Award on Feb. 8, 2011.

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps, we strive to connect everyone to the ocean. Each year our staff works to expand our reach, especially to underserved and diverse audiences within our Southern California community.

On Feb. 8,  UC San [...]