New sea science programs surface at Birch Aquarium in La Jolla

From museum reports

The fall season brings SEA Days to Birch Aquarium with hands-on exploration, special activities, and a chance to interact with Scripps Oceanography scientists. SEA (Science, Exploration and Adventure) Days also provides a venue for students and Scouts to meet requirements for “Interview a Scientist” or career-day projects.

SEA Day programs are included with aquarium admission, $14-$9.50, and take place from 11 a.m. ­to 3 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at 2300 Expedition Way. (858) 534-FISH. http://aquarium.ucsd.edu

At Sea Days events, visitors of all ages can explore their inner marine scientist, Courtesy

Here’s the schedule:

• Sept. 17: Snapshots of Scripps Science
Explore Scripps’ discoveries through the camera lens and welcome back special partner, Canon. Test top-of-the-line digital camera equipment inside the aquarium, get tips on underwater and no-flash photography from experts, and make a photo craft to
take home. Meet Scripps researchers Brad Erisman and Octavio Aburto-Oropeza as they share stories from their new book, “Log of the Deep Sea: An Expedition to the Gulf of California.” Books in English and Spanish for sale in the gift shop.

• Oct. 15: ‘Solar’brations
October is Solar Energy month so celebrate the many benefits as you learn why this clean energy resource is so important to the health of the ocean through hands-on energy activities and projects for all ages.
• Nov. 19: Kelp Kornucopia
Uncover the ways people and ocean animals depend on kelp, an amazing seaweed. Meet Scripps coastal researchers, watch
an interactive Kelp Tank Feeding Show, and get your hands slimy with real kelp.

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