Science Sunday: Polar Bears and Climate Change, Living on Sea Ice in a Warming World

Polar bears are an iconic symbol of climate change. These unique marine mammals exist in a remote and inhospitable Arctic where few scientists have documented their basic behaviors. While melting sea ice is expected to reduce polar bears’ ability to catch food, how they will respond is unknown.

Join Anthony Pagano to learn how advancements in electronic devices, combined with research on wild and captive polar bears, are helping scientists to understand how polar bears use sea ice and how they are responding to its decline.

Anthony Pagano, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global


Join the Seymour Center on the third Sunday of every month (except December) for a public lecture from a marine scientist, who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion. Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them.

  • Lectures are one hour long and take place at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at 1:30 PM.
  • Doors open to the lecture hall at 1:00 PM.
  • Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at 12:30 PM.
  • Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating.
  • Lectures include time for a few questions at the end.

Science Sunday is free with admission, and always free for members. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Sunday, January 20 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Seymour Marine Discovery Center, La Feliz Room 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, California 95060

Event Type

Community Event, Workshop & Lecture

Target Audience





$, Free


Santa Cruz


Seymour Marine Discovery Center


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