Ship in a Bottle Class
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Ship in a Bottle Class

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Learn how to make a Ship in a Bottle


The Channel Islands Maritime Museum Master Ship Modelers have designed a course to teach this unique skill. The class takes up to 6 hours to complete and can be organized in one or two sessions. This is a hands-on experience where the students saw, drill, cut, paint, glue, and tie specific knots. The student finishes with a completed ship in a bottle to take home.
Group Size:  4 - 10 (must be an even number of participants to allow for partnering on some techniques). 
Age: 11 years and older
Cost:  $10.00 per person
The Museum supplies all materials and tools.
Place:  At the Museum (or at your facility can be set up as well).
Food: Please bring your own lunch to be eaten on our patio.

Reservations are required.

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Free Admission Day!
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Free Admission Day!

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

Enjoy your visit!

  • Please have 1 Adult for every 4 children visiting.

  • Guided tours may be limited due to the larger crowds that attend Free Thursday.

  • As you enjoy your visit, think about becoming a CIMM member! Members enjoy free entrance to many events and exhibits here at CIMM.

  • Unfortunately, we cannot accept school or other large groups of children, without a ratio of 1 adult for every 4 children.

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Veterans Day
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Veterans Day

Join us Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11, for Veteran's Day. Free admission is offered to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. 

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Artist in Residence - Display of Artwork
Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

Artist in Residence - Display of Artwork

Come by CIMM to see a collection of the artist's work, including pieces worked on during the A.I.R. Program.


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Display of Artwork
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Artist in Residence - Display of Artwork

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Come by CIMM to see a collection of the artist's work, including pieces worked on during the A.I.R. Program.


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

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Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Adult Workshop
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Artist in Residence - Adult Workshop

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($20 fee) Study perspective, value and composition with the artist using the CIMM's beautiful view of the harbor! All levels welcome.


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum (map)
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Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Free Admission Day!
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Free Admission Day!

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

Enjoy your visit!

  • Please have 1 Adult for every 4 children visiting.

  • Guided tours may be limited due to the larger crowds that attend Free Thursday.

  • As you enjoy your visit, think about becoming a CIMM member! Members enjoy free entrance to many events and exhibits here at CIMM.

  • Unfortunately, we cannot accept school or other large groups of children, without a ratio of 1 adult for every children.

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Speaker Series
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series

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Seabird Restoration on the California Islands

WITH ANNIE LITTLE OF THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

The talk will highlight restoration efforts for seabirds on the Channel Islands and Baja California Pacific Islands, including invasive species removal, habitat restoration, and social attraction.

For the past 21 years, Annie Little has worked as a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Based out of the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office in southern California, she initially worked on endangered species conservation in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties. Since 2002, Annie has been the lead avian biologist for the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program. In this role, she oversees the implementation of multiple seabird restoration projects on the California Islands and the reintroduction of the Bald Eagle to the Channel Islands. Annie's focus is th conservation of unique island ecosystems, including eradication and control of invasive species, biosecurity, habitat restoration, and reintroduction of native species.

Annie is the U.S. coordinator for the Trilateral Island Initiative, which promotes island conservation and collaboration among partners in Canada, U.S., and Mexico. Annie is stationed at Channel Islands National Park in Ventura, California. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in Biology: Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution. Annie has been fortunate to do fieldwork in remote places of the world, including Ecuador and the subantarctic island of Crozet, but she is most happy working close to home on the California Islands.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are available at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
16
1:00 PM13:00

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Kid's Activities
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Artist in Residence - Kid's Activities

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($10 fee) Kids can create a collage using the artist's book The ABCs of the Sea!, hear the artist read, and be sure to pick up your copy to bring home with you! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum (map)
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Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
9
1:00 PM13:00

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Opening Reception: Our Ocean's Edge
Oct
8
5:30 PM17:30

Opening Reception: Our Ocean's Edge

Exploring the beautiful essence of California’s 1,100 mile long coastline through photography and prose, this exhibition features black and white images from LA-based photographer Jasmine Swope’s quest to capture the essence of California’s marine parks. Accompanying the images, author Dwight Holing's prose contributes narrative interpretations of these otherworldly landscapes.

California made history with the creation of the nation’s first statewide system of ocean parks − a network of 124 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) stretching from Oregon to the Mexico border. Like national parks on land, MPAs are magnificent in beauty and wildness while providing protection for wildlife, solutions to climate change, and recreational resources for all. Our Ocean’s Edge is a photographic documentary project that celebrates these fragile seascapes, from Southern to Northern California, while increasing awareness about their natural benefits and promoting ecological conservation.

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Artist in Residence - Welcome Reception
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Artist in Residence - Welcome Reception

Help us welcome artist Shannon Celia to CIMM with coffee and cookies!


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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"Chinese Explorers Sailed to America Long Before Columbus"
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

"Chinese Explorers Sailed to America Long Before Columbus"

CHINESE EXPLORERS SAILED TO AMERICA LONG BEFORE COLUMBUS

CHARLOTTE HARRIS REES

Reception 6:00 pm,   Presentation 7:00 pm

MEMBERS: $7   NON-MEMBERS: $10

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is gratified and honored to offer an evening with CHARLOTTE HARRIS REES, a renowned author and scholar of Chinese Discovery and Colonization of Ancient America. 

Born in China, Ms. Rees is a Senior Researcher and a graduate of Columbia International University.  She has appeared on television and National Public Radio in the United States and Canada, in numerous news articles around the world, and has spoken at the Library of Congress, the National Library of China, Stanford University, Tsinghua University (China’s Harvard), Switzerland, the University of Maryland, City U of NY, the China Institute (NYC), Portland (Oregon) State University, the University of London, Royal Geographical Societies in London and Hong Kong, Nanjing University, and Simon Fraser University (Canada) about her family’s map collection and the early arrival of Chinese to America.  This is a rare opportunity to meet and share Ms. Rees’ extensive knowledge and years of research in this field of study. 

Please RSVP http://www.cimmvc.org/charlotterees/

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Artist in Residence - Studio Hours
Oct
2
1:00 PM13:00

Artist in Residence - Studio Hours

Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! 


CIMM is proud to have local Oxnard painter, Shannon Celia as its inaugural Artist in Residence. An award winning artist, Shannon uses oil paint, palette knives, brushes and the inspiring California seaside to create her vibrant, contemporary coastal vignettes that burst with color, texture and light.  She spends time at local harbors and beaches exploring commercial fishing vessels, lifeguard towers, palm trees, birds and even oil rigs; she finds most anything can be beautiful when the light hits just right.

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Exhibit Opens: Our Ocean's Edge
Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

Exhibit Opens: Our Ocean's Edge

Exploring the beautiful essence of California’s 1,100 mile long coastline through photography and prose, this exhibition features black and white images from LA-based photographer Jasmine Swope’s quest to capture the essence of California’s marine parks. Accompanying the images, author Dwight Holing's prose contributes narrative interpretations of these otherworldly landscapes.

California made history with the creation of the nation’s first statewide system of ocean parks − a network of 124 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) stretching from Oregon to the Mexico border. Like national parks on land, MPAs are magnificent in beauty and wildness while providing protection for wildlife, solutions to climate change, and recreational resources for all. Our Ocean’s Edge is a photographic documentary project that celebrates these fragile seascapes, from Southern to Northern California, while increasing awareness about their natural benefits and promoting ecological conservation.

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Last Day of Exhibit: The Rivers
Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

Last Day of Exhibit: The Rivers

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The Rivers: A Celebration of Life & Work on America's Waterways

with artist Daven Anderson

THE RIVERS paintings carry viewers to the banks of America's greatest waterways and beyond, into the shipyards, onto the docks, aboard the ships, and out on the swift, broad currents. Here, unbeknownst to the vast majority of Americans, more than 500 million tons of freight (grains, gravel and aggregates, paper, wood, coffee, coal, petroleum, chemicals, iron, steel, rubber, and manufactured goods) flow past our towns and cities every year. All this is just the traffic on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, all beyond our view and outside our purview, since commercial shipyards are cordoned off from the public. Commercial and industrial maritime operations, brawny, demanding, and usually dangerous to those untutored in nautical transport, are isolated for the safety of the pubic. 

Artist Daven Anderson describes himself as an ‘urban realist’, painting life as he sees it on the city’s streets and is essentially self-taught, spending only one year in a twice weekly evening open painting session at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. A long time Chicagoan and only moving to St. Louis in 2006 Daven is fascinated by urban life. In 2007 he picked up his brushes again after a 16 year hiatus. 

Daven is a studio painter, walking the streets or plying the rivers or Ports with his camera constantly searching for images that capture his imagination. The first phase of his effort is to capture the image in multiple shots even returning numerous times as the lighting changes. He uses his photos to develop a final composition. The next phase, the drawing of the piece, is critical to his work and can take significant time. Lastly, the final coloration and painting of the work completes the cycle. The end results are beautiful rendered and composed views of a  busy, yet mostly unknown world.

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Music at the Maritime
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Music at the Maritime

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Music at the Maritime is our Premier Annual Fundraiser! We promise a night of entertainment, fine dining, libations, and wonderful auction items all with a lovely harbor view. We are currently seeking sponsors, contact our Executive Director Peter Crabbe for further information, pcrabbe@cimmvc.org

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Free Admission Day!
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Free Admission Day!

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

Enjoy your visit!

  • Please have 1 Adult for every 4 children visiting.

  • Guided tours may be limited due to the larger crowds that attend Free Thursday.

  • As you enjoy your visit, think about becoming a CIMM member! Members enjoy free entrance to many events and exhibits here at CIMM.

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Speaker Series
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series

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A Film History of Hollywood-By-The-Sea

WITH HISTORIAN, RICHARD SENATE

On September 20, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents “A Film History of Hollywood-By-The-Sea”, with writer and local historian Richard Senate. Hollywood by the Sea owes its existence to the movie industry of the early 20th Century. The first film shot at the sand dunes was a Romantic Action Adventure film called "Bound for Morocco" shot in 1918 and staring Douglas Fairbanks. Two years later a low budget film called the Sheik propelled Italian dancer Rudolph Valentino into super stardom. Made at the beach it was the reason the community came to be established here.  On the heels of the success if the Sheik, Comedy film maker Mack Senate quickly made a parody called "The Shriek of Araby" with Ben Turpin. other movies were made here as well--some scenes from King Vidors Classic "The Crowd" and the sexy "Queen of Sheba" with a scantily clad Betty Blythe. The tours came and so to the developers but the coming of sound a developementcaused the movie people to stay away--but the legend of Hollywood by the sea was firmly established. The talk will feature on the films made here and where Movie Stars walked the beach.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are available at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

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3rd Annual Chowderfest
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

3rd Annual Chowderfest

Selected local restaurants will compete for title of “Ventura County’s Best Chowder” at the 3rd annual Chowderfest on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2pm – 6pm. A competition judged by both professional judges and guests, chowder tastings are complimented by wine tastings from local wineries and fine craft beer provided by Firestone Walker Brewery. Kelly's Lot & Friends Play the Blues to create a festive mood with multiple bands! Local friends and visiting guests will gather at the summer’s most relaxing Harborfront garden party!

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Oxnard Chamber of Commerce Mixer
Aug
17
5:30 PM17:30

Oxnard Chamber of Commerce Mixer

A military appreciation mixer hosted by the Port of Hueneme at CIMM. Join the Oxnard and Port Hueneme chambers in honoring the military at this after-hours mixer. Enjoy great food, beverages and an opportunity to network.

*Please note - this event is not open to the public

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Free Admission Day!
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Free Admission Day!

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

Enjoy your visit!

  • Please have 1 Adult for every 4 children visiting.

  • Guided tours may be limited due to the larger crowds that attend Free Thursday.

  • As you enjoy your visit, think about becoming a CIMM member! Members enjoy free entrance to many events and exhibits here at CIMM.

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Speaker Series
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series

The Truth About Sharks in Southern California

With Shark Researcher Apryl DeLancey 

Sharks are undoubtedly one of the most misunderstood animals on the planet.  These beautiful creatures have been around for over 400 million years and are of vital importance to keeping our oceans - and our planet - alive.  With humans killing over eleven thousand sharks every hour, it is important to become informed about the importance of the species and what we can all do for their conservation. Learn about what lives in our local waters, as well as the difference between shark facts and media hype. You’ll walk away with a newfound appreciation for sharks and how to be a “Citizen Scientist” that contributes to their preservation!

A Los Angeles native, Apryl has received bachelors degrees in chemistry and marine science, as well as her MS in Biomedical Science, and has been published in several scientific journals. An avid surfer she can be found on the waves.  As educating the public and next generation of scientists is of utmost importance, you can also find her working on shark programs with Waterfront Education in the South Bay.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with CIMM membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors.

 

 

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