Staff at the aquarium “considered Maggie to be a motherly sea otter with a kind and gentle nature,” a spokesperson said.
The winners of the contest can earn as much as $2,000 and have their films screened during the film festival on June 2.
“We hope to bring meaningful opportunities in the marine sciences to African American students and to bring diverse minds to solving the issues facing our planet,” said Anthony Brown, Aquarium of the Pacific CFO and committee lead on the program.
Tune in online Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
To see a full schedule of live classes and all of the Aquarium’s other online programs, visit the Online Academy page.
What’s fun about this particular encounter is how hands-on it is.
On Saturday the Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its 16th annual Moompetam: Native American Festival online.
Less than a week before he was to take over as president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific, Peter Kareiva was packing up stuff from his office at UCLA, and packing up stuff from his apartment in Westwood and then he was going to head up to Seattle to pack up stuff from the home he shares with his wife Celina, a noted photographer and artist. Soon, his new office will be stuffed.
The Aquarium of the Pacific’s multi-million dollar expansion, Pacific Visions, celebrated its one-year anniversary with its doors closed. Its theater’s 300 seats sat empty and have remained so for much of the year—along with all the aquarium’s indoor exhibits—due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has put a severe financial strain on the city icon.
Spend 30 minutes up-close with one of the aquarium’s magellanic penguins during this special exhibit.