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Aquarium of the Pacific Aquatic Academy Spring Course 2010 “STUMBLING TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY”
(CEU Credit Available) April 21, 28, May 5 and 18

Sustainability and greening have become buzz words for strategies we must adapt to ensure that planet Earth will continue to have the qualities necessary to support human life. Unfortunately, some issues have become stumbling blocks on the road to sustainability. In this four week course, we will examine a number of them including:

Nuclear energy: an important place in the portfolio of non-fossil fuels or a threat to human health?
Cities: a burden on the environment or a green way to live?
Genetically-engineered crops: the work of the devil or a way to increase productivity, save land area for nature, and reduce use of pesticides and herbicides?
Ocean aquaculture (mariculture): needed to meet demand and protect wild fish stocks, or a threat to the ocean?

We invite you to join us in the exploration with experts of a set of controversial strategies that will be important either in facilitating or impeding our quest to achieve sustainability.

Speakers include Dr. Jerry R. Schubel, President and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific; Joseph Wambold, energy consultant; Ed Feo, partner and head of Renewable Energy Practice at Milbank; Dr. Margaret Leinen, president and CEO, Climate Response Fund; Russ Parsons, LA Times columnist; David Anderson and Andrew Gruel, Seafood for the Future; Randall Crane, professor UCLA School of Public Affairs and Institute of the Environment.

When: 7:00-9:30 p.m., April 21, 28 and May 5 and 18, 2010
Cost: $50/members, $60/public and $10 extra for CEU credit
Where: Watershed Classroom, Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Free Parking at Pierpoint Landing lot after 6:30 p.m.

Course flyer is attached. Aquarium of the Pacific Stumbling Torward Sustainability

To register, please contact: Erin Russell at 562-951-1609,