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Unmanned Tech for Ocean Protection: Lecture by CDR Matthew Pickett, NOAA (Ret) and President, Oceans Unmanned
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “our oceans are filled with items that do not belong there, [such as] consumer plastics, metals, rubber, paper, textiles…and other lost or discarded items…making marine debris one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the world’s oceans and waterways.” Oceans Unmanned is developing new techniques to survey for marine debris along rugged coastlines and remote beaches using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) —more commonly called drones—and immersive visualization software for greater effectiveness and safety.
You’ve watched them on television, now see them in person as they compete at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum! In recognition of the growing interest in sustainable seafood, cooking shows and competitions, as well as the emphasis on skills-based programs for teens, SBMM has invited two teen chefs to compete in a locally sourced seafood cook-off in front of a live audience. Both chefs are 14 and have competed on Top Chef Junior. They both started cooking at a young age and were influenced by their extended families, heritage, and travels.
Join us for a small taste of what September’s Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival is like for a fun day of beautiful sea glass collections, information about the Festival, a new sea glass educational display in the Museum, and some lovely sea glass and ocean arts for sale. Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) and the Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival
Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
When: Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00am-3:00 pm
Cost: Free to SBMM and Sea Center Members ⬧ Regular admission prices for all others
Sponsors: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and Lil Toot
Tribes on the Edge, an independent documentary directed and produced by Céline Cousteau, explores the timely topics of land threats, health crises, and human rights issues of the indigenous peoples of the Vale do Javari in the Brazilian Amazon, expanding the view to how this narrative is relevant to our own lives. This is a story that invokes the critical importance of respect and care – for land, culture, and humanity. Our survival may depend on it.
In celebration of SBMM’s Rum Running, Sailors & Prohibition exhibit, the Maritime Museum is excited to announce a special “Rum-Raiser” on Sunday, August 11, 2019.
Rum-Raiser will feature rum drinks and tastings by Real McCoy Rum, Black Bart Navy Rum, and Goleta Red Distilling Company on SBMM’s scenic harbor-front patio. Food tastings will feature Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, Spices N Rice and more. Beer and wine will also be available.
A WORLD OF BLUE Creating a More Ocean Literate Society through Marine Education: Lecture by Holly S. Lohuis
Marine Biologist, Educator and Naturalist Holly S. Lohuis will share stories and images from around the world on why it is critical we understand both the ocean’s influence on us and our influence on the ocean. In her presentation, Holly will discuss tangible solutions to the solvable problems threatening the health of our water planet. Her inspirational talk will remind us that small actions can lead to big changes and that we need to be the motivating force to strive for more ocean education, both locally and around the world.
IMAGES OF OUR MARITIME COMMUNITY: SCAPE Art Show and Sale to Benefit the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
The Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE) and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) are cohosting Images of Our Maritime Community, an exhibit and sale of fine art on Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 & 25. This event will feature the work of more than 150 artists and their views of our ocean, coastal vistas and Santa Barbara’s maritime life and benefit SBMM. Artwork may be viewed and purchased online at sbmm.org/public-events/scape beginning July 1, 2019. Additional artwork will be available at the show.
Diving the Island of Stone Money: The pristine reefs and fascinating history of Yap: Lecture by Steven Trainoff, Ph.D.
Yap is a member of the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, a state within the Federated States of Micronesia. It is also known as the Island of Stone Money due to its curious history of using giant stone coins as the medium of trade. It has a rich cultural and maritime history and is surrounded by healthy, vibrant reefs. We invite you to come hear a little about this fascinating place and the rare and beautiful sea creatures that call it home.
The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is excited about hosting the 17th annual Kardboard Kayak Race Team Challenge, in conjunction with Semana Nautica.
Umijoo, a newly released children’s book, written by Casson Trenor and beautifully illustrated by Caia Koopman, is about ocean conservation. A 72-page fully hand-painted story, Umijoo is about a curious girl who, with the help of a little magic, journeys deep underwater and learns about love, responsibility, and balance from her undersea adventures. It targets ages 8-11, but the art and themes are designed to enchant readers of all ages.
Celebrate World Oceans Day with hands-on family activities; create Love Letters to the Sea postcards acting as a voice for the ocean; visit an interactive display of puppet characters’ to make self-created videos for social media answering questions like ‘how do you ignite people to care about protecting the ocean’; enjoy other fun activities with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, Heal the Ocean, and bureo (Jenga® Ocean™ the first board game made from recycled fishing nets), and speak with an expert from the Channel Islands National Park.
Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands pioneered the implementation of networked Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in 2003. This bold California conservation mandate eventually resulted in creation of the 124 networked reserves we have statewide today, the largest such network. Marine Applied Research & Exploration (MARE), a non-profit, was formed to fill the knowledge gap in deep-sea ecosystems through deployment of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).
The Adventure of a Lifetime: Exploring the Deep Sea Aboard the E/V Nautilus Lecture by Melissa Baffa
Despite their vast importance throughout human history, only about 5% of the world’s oceans have been studied in great detail. Join Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Development Officer Melissa Baffa as she shares stories of her adventures serving as a Lead Science Communication Fellow with the Ocean Exploration Trust, exploring the deep sea alongside pioneering ocean explorer Dr. Robert Ballard. In 2015 she accompanied Dr. Ballard to the Galapagos Rift Zone during his first trip back to the hydrothermal vents he discovered in 1977.
The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibit, Rum Running, Sailors & Prohibition. Many of the exhibited items are on loan from the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Additional artifacts and material highlight local rum running in Santa Barbara, one of the busiest places in California during Prohibition. The exhibit tells the story of rum, the part it played in the rich history of sea-going men and its connection to Santa Barbara.
Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana is an historical suspense novel set in Cuba at the height of the Civil War. Havana, one of the most important foreign ports for the Confederacy, was then alive with blockade runners, spies and slave traders. The protagonist is a deeply conflicted young man who was kicked out of the Naval Academy in the middle of the Civil War and who goes to Cuba to find a way forward.
Family Night allows families an exclusive evening at the Museum, and brings family members of all ages together to participate in a variety of interactive learning activities. At the Museum’s popular Family Nights, children and parents can visit the Museum’s exhibits and engage in various arts and crafts led by local Art Educators, all while learning about the history of the Santa Barbara Channel. This special event's activities will include:
--Sea Glass, Charmed Bangles
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a date with “Great Whites & Mermaids?” A look back at some of Ralph Clevenger’s underwater adventures over the past 45 years, including an in-depth view of the underwater photography course he taught at Brooks Institute of Photography. Clevenger will show portfolios and share stories of his commercial assignments, stock photography, and personal work.
Docents are key at the Maritime Museum! They help with school fieldtrips, guide adult tours, and interpret exhibits. Training, support, and flexible hours allow Docents to gain needed skills and knowledge while having fun by:
• Crewing on SBMM’s flagship vessel Ranger;
• Greeting visitors from around the world at our Museum & Visitor’s Center;
• Assisting with special events, including exhibit openings, art receptions & community festivals; and
• Sharing information about our local maritime heritage with tours and outreach.
BIG WEDNESDAY: 40th Anniversary Celebration and Behind the Making of the Film, a presentation by Denny Aaberg
The program will include:
• A one-hour reception with live music by The Wrinkled Teenagers, featuring Denny Aaberg, Simone Reddingius and Tony Humecke, performing their eclectic set of classic 60s surf tunes and upbeat originals.
• Little Wednesday, a 10-minute Super 8 film with close-ups of the Big Wednesday cast and director, on location in 1977.
• Cactus Wagon, a 10-minute film that follows Big Wednesday star, Jan-Michael Vincent, on a surfing trip to lower Baja, to heal his disappointment after the film’s initial poor showing at the box office.