Fall is just around the corner at Birch Aquarium at Scripps and guests are invited to experience science, exploration and adventure for all ages as part of its upcoming SEA Days program.
SEA days features multi-generational learning about cutting-edge Scripps Institution of Oceanography research.
Monthly events focus on current ocean topics with hands-on exploration, special activities and a chance to interact with Scripps Oceanography scientists.
SEA Days also provides an ideal venue for students, scouts and others to meet requirements for “Interview a Scientist” or career-day projects.
Programs are included with aquarium admission and take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month.
The following programs are on the calendar:
Snapshots of Scripps Science – Saturday, Sept. 15
Peer at the important accomplishments of Scripps scientists through time with hands-on activities. Test top-of-the-line digital camera equipment inside the aquarium (please bring your own photo storage card). Get tips on underwater and no-flash photography from experts and learn about the past and future of Scripps explorations.
Got Water? — Saturday, Oct. 20
Water is essential to life on our planet. Join us for this family-friendly event as we focus on urban runoff, water quality and conservation concerns with hands-on exploration, special activities and a chance to interact with Scripps Oceanography scientists.
Kelp Kornucopia — Saturday, Nov. 17
Celebrate a harvest of kelp. Uncover ways that people and ocean animals depend on kelp, an amazing seaweed found in underwater forests off La Jolla. Meet Scripps coastal researchers, watch an interactive Kelp Tank Dive Show and get your hands slimy with real kelp.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is located at 2300 Expedition Way in La Jolla.
For hours and admission costs, visit http://aquarium.ucsd.edu.
*Contributed by Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego