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Lightning Talks: Kelp Forests

Lightning Talks: Kelp Forests

Where In person at the Seattle Aquarium or streaming online

When Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 7:15pm Pacific time (6:30pm entry for in person)

We can’t wait for you to join us for the final installment of this season’s Lightning Talks series—this one focused on the fascinating world of kelp forests. (Not sure exactly what a kelp forest is? This is your chance to find out!)

Get ready to be enthralled as our five experts share five-minute, fact-packed presentations about kelp forests and their importance to the marine ecosystem here in Puget Sound, and all over the world.

During Lightning Talks: Kelp Forests you'll hear from:

  • Zachary Randell—Seattle Aquarium
  • Valerie Segrest—Muckleshoot Tribal Member
  • Hilary Hayford—Puget Sound Restoration Fund
  • Kathleen Hurley—Port of Seattle
  • Brooke Weigel—University of Washington

We’re excited to be offering this event with the option to attend in person!

If you’re nearby, we’d love to have you join us for the broadcast at the Seattle Aquarium. In person tickets are $15 per person for the general public; $10 per person for Aquarium members. For in person ticket holders doors will open at 6:30pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase for those attending in person. Come be part of the magic of this event! Tickets are available at the door, credit cards only. Ticket sales and entry end at 7:30pm.

Virtual tickets are free.

The event and virtual broadcast will begin at 7:15pm.

Seattle Aquarium members
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All attendees, in person and online, will have opportunities to take a deeper dive with our speakers during a Q&A session after the formal presentations. And, whether you’re a first-timer or a longtime Lightning Talks fan, we look forward to sharing the excitement and mystery of underwater kelp forests with you!