Anaheim,
06
October
2015
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01:27 AM
Europe/Amsterdam

AMIDST THE DROUGHT, AQUARIUM ADDRESSES WATER SCARCITY IN SoCAL AND AROUND THE WORLD IN LIVE WEBCAST

Marilyn Padilla / Claire Atkinson / Adrian Samora
Aquarium of the Pacific
(562) 951-1684 / (562) 951-1678 / (562) 951-3197

mpadilla@lbaop.org / catkinson@lbaop.org / asamora@lbaop.org

MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPP Digital Images Available Upon Request

AMIDST THE DROUGHT, AQUARIUM ADDRESSES WATER SCARCITY IN SoCAL AND AROUND THE WORLD IN LIVE WEBCAST

WHAT: The Aquarium of the Pacific will address water scarcity and drought on the local and global levels in a live webcast on October 7 at 10:00 a.m. PST. The public can tune in live on the Aquarium’s website and ask questions via email and Twitter using the hashtag #aopwater. Members of the media are invited to attend the webcast in person and interview experts in the Aquarium’s Ocean Science Center. This space houses a six-foot-diameter globe that can show National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA satellite data and other information visually in near-real time. The webcast will also introduce an exhibition of photographs exploring water scarcity and humans’ relationship with water in regions around the world. Opening on October 7 at the Aquarium, Water: Our Thirsty World features images captured by photographers for National Geographic magazine. The exhibition will be on view at the Aquarium until February 15, 2016. The exhibition was organized by the Annenberg Foundation in Los Angeles in partnership with National Geographic.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 / Media opportunities from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
              Live webcast from 10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.

WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

EXPERTS: • Camille Lowry, media relations and special events lead, Annenberg Foundation

Veronica Nieves, climate scientist, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (expert on El Niño and its impact on weather patterns, available for Spanish-language interviews)

Jerry Schubel, president and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific

Kevin Wattier, former general manager, Long Beach Water Department

LIVE STREAM: This speaking engagement will be streamed live online. During the live broadcast, the public can submit questions and comments via Twitter. Tweet @AquariumPacific and tag your question with the hashtag #aopwater for a chance to have your question answered. Visit aquariumofpacific.org/multimedia/liveplayer at 10:00 a.m. PST to view the live stream.

AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. Programs for adults include Aquatic Academy evening courses in current ocean issues, the ongoing Guest Speaker Series, and visual and performing arts events. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature's services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, the interactive Shark Lagoon and Lorikeet Forest exhibits, and the new Jellies exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium has won a 2015 Travelers' Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. For more information, visit aquariumofpacific.org or call 562-590-3100.

Marilyn Padilla
Director of Public Relations
Aquarium of the Pacific
(562) 951-1684 office
(562) 833-1455 cell
(562) 590-3109 fax
@AquariumMarilyn