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Lectures are held at Back Bay Science Center from 7:00-9:00PM on the first wednesday of every month.  December will not have a lecture series.
600 Shellmaker Rd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

2017 Dates: 

January 4th, "Water Quality Monitoring in the Newport Bay Watershed" with Michael Mori

Michael graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2014 with a Master's degree in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School. Specializing in water resources management, his group thesis investigated the flow of plastic and trash from the Los Angeles and San Gabriel River watersheds to the ocean. He now works at Orange County Public Works' Environmental Resources division, monitoring storm water and runoff water quality.

February 1st, "Abalone Restoration", Mary Caruso

March 1st, "The Efficacy of MPA Education Efforts", Parth Jahari

April 5th, "Fungal Communities", Mia Maltz

May 3rd, "Native Americans and Native Plants", Stephen O'Neil

June 7th, "Native Plants", Melissa Neuman

The remaining 2017 speakers will be posted soon! To be added to our email list and receive monthly invitations, please email

Reservations recommended, please call: 949-644-3037 or

Not appropriate for under 12 years old. Attendees need to be prompt; FRONT GATE OPEN 6:30-7:15 PM.