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:
Sea Otters: How Lawsuits and Oil Spills Have Replaced Spears and Guns
Join Kim Steinhardt for an eye-opening photographic journey through southern sea otter history, habitat, and current litigation. Part art, part science, part law, this evening will leave you with a better understanding of how efforts to “manage” the ocean can create clashes between law, science, and ocean stewardship. The survival of 3,300 southern sea otters –and more-- hangs in the balance.
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)