Film and Lectures
The Coast and Ocean Film and Lecture series began as part of the America's Cup Healthy Ocean Project, but has become an established program with The Bay Institute and Aquarium. It features internationally known speakers such as Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jean Michel Cousteau, the direbuctors of several oceanographic institutions (Scripps, Woods Hole, Hopkins), film directors, authors, former Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Editor of Science Magazine, and others. Topics have included marine protected areas, fisheries, water quality, climate change, marine archaeology, women in ocean science, ocean myths, marine trash, whale conservation and others. Your support will go a long way to helping us maintain this outstanding series.
Upcoming Film and Lectures:
Climate Change, Sea-Level Rise,
and the California Coast
Climate is changing, sea levels are rising – and the California coast is in the way. Join Dr. Gary Griggs as he discusses the impacts of rising sea levels including coastal flooding, increased rates of shoreline retreat, and coastal erosion. This telling presentation will also provide compelling evidence of the challenges we face as we brace for the impact of both short- and long-term sea level rise.
About Dr. Gary Griggs
Dr. Gary Griggs is a Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
San Francisco Bar Pilots
Pier 9 East End on the Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
*Location subject to change
February 15, 2017
5:30pm Reception, 6:30pm Program
$10/Ticket includes light food, and one drink (beer, wine, soda)
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
Join author and marine conservationist Jonathan White as he introduces his new book, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. White’s adventurous book documents his travels to five continents over twenty years to experience the largest, fastest, scariest, and most amazing tides in the world. His presentation will include photos and videos from his travels.
*First Northern California lecture and book signing
We often hear about the real problems of overfishing, habitat loss, and other impacts to fisheries which affect seafood supply and the ecosystem. This evening will focus on a number of good-news stories about marine protected areas, seafood programs, and other innovative ways to protect our ocean resources while feeding seafood eaters along the West Coast.
REVOLUTION is a film about changing the world, going for it, taking a stand, and fighting for something. A true-life adventure following Director, Rob Stewart (SHARKWATER) for over four years and 15 countries discovering there is a lot more than sharks at risk of becoming extinct. Climate change, environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution, and food/water scarcity are reducing the earth's capacity for nature and humans to coexist.
Please join Aquarium of the Bay, The Bay Institute, the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, and other partners for the first San Francisco screening of the award-winning film, The Breach
The Breach features fishing guide and filmmaker Mark Titus embarking on a journey to discover where the native populations of Pacific Northwest salmon have gone, and what might bring them back. This insightful documentary is highly relevant to the current challenges we are facing maintaining salmon populations in California. This must-see film will be followed by an expert panel discussion featuring Mark Titus, director of The Breach, Alannah Hurley, Director of United Tribes for Bristol Bay, and Zeke Grader, fisheries expert from the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association.
Writers for the Sea with David Helvarg, Wallace J. Nichols, PhD, and Susan Middleton
Wednesday, March 25
The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: A National Disaster
Wednesday, March 11
Running California's Two Longest and Significantly Imperiled Rivers
Tuesday, November 18
"How Healthy is the California Coast?" experts share a bold new approach to the Ocean Health Index
Thursday, September 18
"Plastic Planet" features insights from the voyages of the 5 Gyres Institute
Saturday, September 13
Kip Evans Discusses 17 Days on the Bottom of the Ocean
Tuesday, August 12
Mission Blue Advanced Screening with Q&A by Dr. Sylvia Earle
*Tuesday, August 5
Dr. Wallace J. Nichols: A Talk About His New Book, Blue Mind (at Bay Model)
Wednesday, July 23
Award-Winning Angel Azul Screening: A Documentary by Marcelina Carat
Thursday, June 26
"Melting Ice, Rising Seas, and Shifting Shorelines: The New Normal."
Thursday, June 12
"Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman's Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific."
Saturday, May 31
Peter Benchley Ocean Awards
The Bay to Sea Symposium
Tuesday, May 13
Orca: The Whale Called Killer
Thursday, April 24
Lost Ships of San Francisco
Wednesday, March 26
Voyage to the Bottom of the Bay
Thursday, March 20
The Extreme Life of the Sea
Thursday, February 27
San Francisco Bay Trail, 25th Anniversary Celebration
Monday, February 3
Documentary: Rebels With a Cause
Thursday, Jan 16
Pelican Dreams Screening
*Unless otherwise noted
The Bay Planning Coalition Workshop: The Bay Forward (Ocean Planning Workshop)