Naturally Speaking Talks


opens in a new windowThe Great Migration – Gray Whales from Alaska to Baja – Join marine biologist Sarah Taber as she discusses Gray Whales, and what one might expect to see as they migrate through San Diego on their way to and from their breeding/calving lagoons.


opens in a new windowShould I Stay or Should I Go: Range Shifts in the Tidepools – Join Anthony Truong, Ecologist at Cabrillo, for a presentation on species shifting their ranges as a response to climate change.

opens in a new windowBuilding San Salvador –  Join Dr. Ray Ashley, President of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, for a presentation on the monumental undertaking of building a 16th century sailing vessel.

opens in a new windowYou are a Scientist: Exploration & Discovery with Community Science– Join vegetation technician and community science advocate Patricia Simpson as she introduces you to crowdsourcing for science, and learn about some amazing discoveries made by people like you.

opens in a new windowCoastal Fog – A Lifeline for Native Plants– Join environmental scientist Taro Katayama and geoscientist Brent Wilder to learn more about the connection between plants and fog.


opens in a new windowAgaves and Bats: A Plant-Pollinator Love Story – Dr. Kristen Lear, bat conservationist,  spoke on agave plants and the bats that pollinate them.

opens in a new windowDiversity, natural history, and conservation of San Diego’s Native Bees – Dr. James Hung discussed San Diego’s 700+ species of native bees, including a rare find right here at the monument!

opens in a new windowNorth American Rocky Intertidal Zones – Stephen Whitaker, a Marine Ecologist for the U.S. National Park Service at Channel Islands National Park

opens in a new windowConservation of the Smaller Majority – Paige Howorth – Curator of Entomology at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

opens in a new windowSuccessful PollinationFactors that Influence the Plants and Pollinators of Coastal Southern and Baja California – Dr. Sula Vanderplank – botanist and conservationist