Category: Lectures

Piping Plover Project Presentation

Attended a wildlife lecture at the headquarters of the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, my first time there, adjacent to SeaWorld here in San Diego. It was jointly presented by the San Diego chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers and the Avicultural Society of America. The presentation dealt with the Piping Plover‘s critical habitat recovery …

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The Future Of Treating Cancer As A Manageable Disease

I nervously attended a lecture at The Scripps Institute in La Jolla on the future of cancer treatment grandly titled, “Are We on the Way to Curing Cancer in the Era of Genomics and Proteomics?”. At first I was worried I wouldn’t understand it at all. Wearing shorts and a nice t-shirt while walking alongside …

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Biodiversity In Baja California

Attended what turned out to be a really entertaining presentation about a multidisciplinary expedition to Sierra Cacachilas in Mexico’s Baja California Sur by some of the staff from the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park here in San Diego. The trip occurred last October and November but only recently has the team been …

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Ethics Lecture On Drones And UAVs

Attended another really good lecture at The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. This one focused on the benefits and risks of military, law enforcement and civilian uses of unmanned aerial vehicles. The first half of the evening began with three brief presentations by …

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Women In Science – Family Style

I attended the final in a series of six lectures on ethics in science at the Center for Ethics inside the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. This one was a bit more special than the others as my older brother’s ex-wife was one of the three speakers presenting, and I got to …

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Microbes In My Navel

This evening I attended another terrific lecture at the San Diego Natural History Museum. This one was titled “The Wild Life of Our Bodies” and was presented by Rob Dunn, a Ph.D. biologist from North Carolina State University. His lecture basically went over talking points from his book by the same name. When I arrived …

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Barcoding Biodiversity in Costa Rica

I attended a free one-hour lecture at the San Diego Natural History Museum last night. With the title “Biodiversity Development: The Path to Conservation of a Complex Wild Land” I wasn’t sure what kind of presentation to expect. All I knew was that I wasn’t allowed to take any pictures. Even though the graphic artist …

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Lecture On Killer Whales

This evening I attended a free lecture on Antarctic Killer Whales at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. It was presented by Robert Pitman and John Durban, two members of NOAA‘s Southwest Fisheries Science Center here in La Jolla. They were part of the BBC documentary team that travelled to the Antarctic to video …

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Dinosaur Lecture By Jack Horner

Was fortunate enough to attend an evening lecture and book-signing by world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. The event had sold out within a couple of days. The presentation lasted a little over an hour and covered mainly infant and juvenile dinosaurs and the mislabeling of …

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Flip Nicklin’s Whales

After the Plaza de Panama Project tour, the Veterans Museum and the Zoo, I went to the San Diego Natural History Museum and met up with Bryan, Heather and Lauren for an evening presentation called “Among Giants: A Life with Whales” by National Geographic whale photographer and San Diego native, Flip Nicklin. It was a …

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