Experience Science, Exploration, & Adventure for all ages this summer at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. SEA Days features multi-generational learning about cutting-edge Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego research. Monthly events focus on current ocean topics with hands-on exploration, special activities, and the opportunity 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.-3 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Join us for these dynamic opportunities to explore the ocean!
Saturday, July 19
Did you know that nearly 400 species of sharks swim the world’s oceans? Enhance your knowledge of these spectacular fish and their adaptations through hands-on activities. Meet local sharks and the Scripps scientists studying them to learn what you can do to help protect these important predators.
Saturday, August 16
Sharks on the Line
As sharks are fished in record numbers and their populations continue to decline, protecting these key predators is more important than ever. Meet local researcher Dovi Kacev (former Scripps Oceanography field technician and current Ph.D. candidate at San Diego State University) to hear more about the value of shark research to informing and shaping fisheries policy.