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A group of small Galapagos penguins on a rocky shore look towards a churning ocean as the sun sets behind them.
Dec 7
2022
7:00 pm

First Wednesdays: Lecture, Cocktail Hour, and Music

Complimentary Holiday Drink!

First Wednesdays: Lecture, Cocktail Hour, and Music

Complimentary Holiday Drink!

A group of small Galapagos penguins on a rocky shore look towards a churning ocean as the sun sets behind them.
Dec 7
2022

Galapagos and Magellanic Penguins
Dr. Caroline Cappello, Wildlife Ecologist

Penguins serve as indicators of environmental change, sounding the alarm on overfishing, marine pollution, introduced predators, shifting ocean temperatures, and more. By studying penguins in the wild, we not only learn about the ecology of our changing planet, but we can use our observations to develop conservation measures that will protect seabirds, other marine predators, and entire ocean ecosystems. Join Dr. Caroline Cappello as she shares photos, stories, and lessons learned from her work with Galápagos penguins in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador and Magellanic penguins at Punta Tombo, Argentina.

This presentation with Q&A will take place in the Aquarium’s Honda Pacific Visions Theater. Following the talk, there will be cocktails and other beverages available and holiday music in the Pacific Visions Art Gallery, where guests can mix and mingle and partake in Paint-a-Fish activity and a card making craft. Guests will also have the opportunity to Adopt-A-Penguin at this event. First Wednesays is best suited for high school and college students and adults of all ages.

TICKETS
Make your free reservation here. Click through for information on specific COVID protocols for this event.
DATE
Wednesday
December 7, 2022

7:00–9:00 pm PT
COST
The event is FREE. Reservations required to reserve your seat in the theater. Parking is $6.00 for the first 2.5 hours in the structure located directly across from the Aquarium. Cash Bar.
Photo of Caroline Cappello outdoors wearing a green cap and green flannel shirt over a black t-shirt.

Dr. Caroline Cappello is a wildlife researcher and conservationist, specializing in the ecology and conservation of penguins. When not in the office, she can be found boating along the coasts of the Galápagos Islands in search of breeding Galápagos penguins or living with over 200,000 Magellanic penguins in their colony at Punta Tombo, Argentina. She received her PhD from the University of Washington and is currently a postdoctoral researcher with the Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Arizona.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s First Wednesdays events bring scientists, authors, and other experts into its theater for an illustrated talk paired with book signings or meet and greets and cocktail/social hours. The programs are best suited for high school and college students and adults of all ages.

EVENT DETAILS
Date
December 7, 2022 7:00–9:00 pm PT
Tickets
Make your free reservation here. Click through for information on specific COVID protocols for this event.
Cost
The event is FREE. Reservations required to reserve your seat in the theater. Parking is $6.00 for the first 2.5 hours in the structure located directly across from the Aquarium. Cash Bar.
R.S.V.P.
(562) 590-3100
Ages
Recommended for Ages 12+
Location
Pacific Visions Theater.