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Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks

When November 15, 2018 at 6:30-10pm

Price General admission: $25 Member admission: $20

Join us for a fun, all ages evening at the Seattle Aquarium featuring fascinating, five-minute glimpses into the latest marine and ocean science from local scientists and science enthusiasts. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served; cash bar. After the main event, head to our Life on the Edge exhibit to chat with our presenters, enjoy dessert bites and sip a nightcap!

Chapter one: Living in a climate-changed world

Heidi Roop, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group
“You don’t have to walk on the moon to make giant leaps for humankind”

Jaqueline Padilla-Gamino, University of Washington
“Coral sex: What goes on when the sun comes down?”

Dargan Frierson, University of Washington
“Can a video game solve climate change?”


Chapter two: Expanding the conversation

Sarah Myhre, University of Washington
“Feminism and power: What's climate go to do with it?”

Colleen Echohawk, Chief Seattle Club
“Bringing tribal voices into civic planning”

Kathayoon Khalil, Seattle Aquarium
“Empathy for orcas lost: Making grief productive”

Jasmmine Ramgotra, Culture Shift and 350 Seattle
“Achieving Drawdown: Change yourself, change the world ”


Chapter three: Pushing boundaries

Andrew Sim, Seattle Aquarium
“What is the Seattle Aquarium doing in the Coral Triangle?”

Kim Andrews, University of Washington and NOAA
“Environmental DNA (eDNA): Detecting species from the DNA they left behind”

Dominic Sivitilli, University of Washington
“Collective cognition in the arms of the octopus”