Today, you should… listen and talk about climate change at Aquarium of the Pacific

SUNDAY, JAN. 19

The League of Women Voters of the Long Beach area (LWVLBA) are presenting their sixth annual climate change symposium in partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific. Each year they present the latest in findings and potential solutions to climate change, but this year they’re bringing in keynote speaker and moderator for the symposium, Dr. Jerry R. Schubel, president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific and lead author of the Aquarium’s Climate Resilience Assessment Report for the City of Long Beach to discuss the social costs of climate change.

Other scientists and experts include Dr. Reinhard Flick of Scripps Institution of Oceanography to talk about rising sea levels, Mark Jackson from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to discuss extreme weather and Dr. Holly Buck of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA to explain carbon sequestration.

This unique conference aims to inform the public on the latest climate change research while arming the attendees with tools and tips to help people mitigate climate change. Attending the symposium is free, but advance reservations are required because of limited seating capacity. To do so, you can call or text 562-548-4010 or email: [email protected]

Another great thing: Once the symposium is over, why not check out all the aquarium has to offer? This Sunday, the aquarium is selling discounted tickets ($19.95) and are keeping their doors open a few hours longer; 8 p.m. See the space all lit-up and check-out all the nighttime activities of the animals, the exception being Lorikeet Forest.

Giving us a moment’s pause: Sunday’s are one of the busier days at the aquarium, so those who aren’t looking to navigate through all the baby-strollers should find these late-night, extended hours ideal. Plus, discount tickets! We like discounts.

The Climate Change Symposium is held in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Ocean Theater. The event runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., but guests are asked to check in before 3 p.m. at the Visitors Entrance. Check-in begins at 2 p.m. The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way. The event is free and open to the public.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Discounted Late night begins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, click here. The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way.

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Cheantay Jensen is an editorial intern who covers art and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post.
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