Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Endangered Species Day - Abalone Book Talk + Other Activities!

Saturday, May 20, 2023
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stop by from noon to 5 p.m. for abalone feedings, hands-on education and other fun activities!

1 P.M. Abalone Book Talk
Ann Vileisis - award-winning author of the highly acclaimed book, Abalone, will talk about finding a beautiful abalone shell on the beach, which inspired her dive into the creature’s 13,000-year history in California. Followed by a book signing in the Gift Shop.

CLICK HERE to reserve free tickets for the talk!

1:15 p.m. Fish Dissection

2 p.m. Abalone Feeding

2:15 p.m. Fish Dissection

2:30 p.m. 30 X 30 Presentation: Jade Nguyen, Project Specialist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), will introduce and discuss 30 x 30, a California statewide initiative which aims to conserve 30% of the state's lands, freshwater, and ocean habitats by 2030. Come learn more about the goals of 30x30, including the need to increase biodiversity protections for the benefit of nature and the communities of California.

3 p.m. Kelp Forest Feeding Program

3:30 p.m. California Brown Pelican Presentation: Join the International Bird Rescue discussion on the characteristics of this charismatic bird and how human actions will continue to affect its future and ultimate survival.

4 p.m. Grunion Hatching

4:30 p.m. Cabrillo’s Endangered Species Presentation

PLUS: Learn how our local community and science partners are dedicated to protecting our endangered species and the environment. Walk away with actions you can do to make a positive impact and be empowered to become an environmental steward.


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