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Sandy Shores: A window into Birch Aquarium’s school programs

Local elementary school students learn about the ocean and its habitats during a Birch Aquarium School Program.

By Bekah Logan, Birch Aquarium naturalist

“And then, over thousands of years, Rocky makes his way down the mountain, tumbling and tossing about, getting pushed around by wind and rushing water until—finally—he ends up on the beach [...]

Inspired by Nature: BE WiSE at the Aquarium

Scripps Ph.D. candidate Noelle Bowlin teaches students about the diversity of fishes. Photo Credit Lara Dickens

By Catie Fyfe, community connections coordinator

When the lights go out and the public leaves, the fish usually have Birch Aquarium at Scripps to themselves. That wasn’t the case earlier this month when 40 middle school girls had [...]

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 [...]