Calendar of Events

photo of reef top
Reef top of Cordell Bank. Credit: Joe Hoyt/NOAA

January


January 2nd, 2017
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Topic:
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February


February 2nd, 2017
Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Where: Point Blue Conservation Science, Petaluma
When: 9:30 AM, meeting called to order
Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serves as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public. 
The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page. Note the meeting agenda is subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as a draft.

February 6th, 2017
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Topic: Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex- Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep (book title)
Guest: Author Marya J. Hardt

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February 15th-August 9th 2017
Cordell Bank Traveling Photo Exhibit
A National Treasure, A Local Jewel Photography Exhibit
Where: Dominican University in the Science Building
Dive in and discover the dynamics and beauty of the sanctuary “A National Treasure, a Local Jewel” is a traveling exhibition that features vibrant images of Cordell Bank’s invertebrates, fishes, seabirds, marine mammals, and beautiful underwater reef taken by skilled divers and researchers.


March


March 6th, 2017
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Topic: Greenwave Aquaculture: 3-D Ocean Farming: Build the Blue-Green Economy, Mitigate Climate Change, Reimagine the Food System
Guest: Bren Smith, Executive Director
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March 9th-12th 2017
San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival
Where: Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is a sponsor of the 13th anniversary festival and the student film competition. Find out more about the festival, by visiting www.oceanfilmfest.org

March 17th-April 29th 2017
Lecture about the Sanctuary April 21st, 2017
Cordell Bank Traveling Photo Exhibit
Part of the Living Oceans exhibit at the Falkirk Cultural Center
Where:Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael
5 photos from the traveling photo exhibit are part of the temporary Living Oceans exhibit at the Falkirk Cultural Center. An artist perpsective of our oceans, and their inhabitants, from charasmatic mega fauna to plankton, and the impact we as humans have on our coastal waters. The galleries at Falkirk are filled with the sights and sounds. Jennifer Stock, education and outreach coordinator gives a special talk on April 21, 2017. Follow link above for ticket information and for visiting hours



April


April 3rd, 2017
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Topic: TBD
Guest:

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April 27th, 2017
Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Where: Point Blue Conservation Science, Petaluma
When:  9:30 AM, meeting called to order
Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serves as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public. 
The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page. Note the meeting agenda is subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as a draft.


May


May 1st, 2017
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Topic: Does the smell of plastic in the ocean attract seabirds to eat it?
Guest: Dr. Matt Savoca, UC Davis graduate, Sea Grant Science Policy Fellow/NOAA
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June


June 5th, 2017
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Topic: Science and Art Collaborations and Citizen Science and the California Coastal BioBlitz
Guests: 1st half: Michelle Hester, Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge: Learn about a unique collaboration between marine ecologists and artists to create a solution for breeding seabirds with compromised habitat. On the 2nd half hear from Rebecca F. Johnson PhD and Alison Young of the California Academy of Sciences as they talk about building and facilitating a community of naturalists working together to discover nature, in special places and in their everyday lives. Find out about the CA Coastal BioBlitz an the intertidal areas where you can participate.
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June 9th, 2017
World Oceans Day Ocean Film Night at Friday Nights/Oakland Museum of California
When: 7:00-8:30 PM
World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Join us to watch ocean films from the 2017 International Ocean Film Festival held in San Francisco in March, 2017. Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is featured in the Natural Sciences gallery at this community based museum. Come visit the gallery and watch films!

More details about this event here


July


July 3rd 2017
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
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August


August 5-15th, 2017
E/V Nautilus Remotely Operated Vehicle Surveys in Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
In collaboration with the Ocean Exploration Trust E/V Nautilus, sanctuary scientists will be exploring never before seen deep water areas of the sanctuary. We'll be using a deep water remotely operated vehicle to explore in Bodega Canyon and some deep slope areaas. The E/V Nautilus will be broadcasting live to the internet when diving and you can follow and explore with us LIVE!
Go to Nautilus Live to watch the exploration real time!

August 7th, 2017
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
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August 24th, 2017
Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Where: TBD
When: TBD

Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serves as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public.

The agenda will be posted in advance of the meetings on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page. Note meeting agendas are subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as drafts.


September


September 4th, 2017
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
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September 14th-September 16th, 2017
Teacher Workshop: Following the Water in California Watersheds
Together we will follow the water using a variety of learning resources and 3D NGSS instructional strategies to educate and empower Middle School students to engage in learning and act upon climate change issues. 3 Days at Rush Ranch, Suisun March; China Camp State Park, Marin Headlands. Cordell Bank NMS education coordinator will present activities at the September 16th workshop.
Learn more and sign up here

Hosted by the I2SEA project (UW, Stanford, U of Gothenburt). Sponsored by Project WET (PWET), The San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the California Coastal Commission, and the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
 

October

October 2nd, 2017
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
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November


November 3rd, 2017
Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Where: TBD
When: TBD

Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serves as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public.

The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page. Note the meeting agenda is subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as a draft.

November 6th, 2017
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
catch past episodes here

December


December 4th, 2017
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
catch past episodes here

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