Field Programs

  • Aquarium Internships Inspire Future Careers

    This post was written by Natalia Romero, a student from High Tech High School, who interned with Birch Aquarium’s Education Department for three weeks. Being an intern at Birch Aquarium was an…

  • Love is in the Water

    By Naturalist Alexx Robles Alexx Robles attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and majored in Environmental Studies with a minor in Geology. When not whale watching or teaching classes at…

  • Whale Watching: Always a Surprise

    By Birch Aquarium Naturalist Kate Jirik Birch Aquarium at Scripps and Flagship Cruises & Events are celebrating 15 years as whale watching tour partners. You would think we’d seen it all, but…

  • Explore More of the Shore: Tidepooling Tips

    By Danny Beckwith, education specialist  Winter in California is a great time to explore a unique place where the ocean meets the land–tide pools. Tide pools are an incredible ecosystem where animals and…

  • ‘Tis the Season for Gray Whales

    By Audrey Evans, whale watching coordinator Earlier this December, Birch Aquarium’s team of naturalists and volunteers attended their pre-season meetings, training sessions, and lectures. As they brushed up on current whale…

  • Dolphin Sightings Delight Whale Watchers

    By Birch Aquarium naturalist Danielle Carter Birch Aquarium is just past the halfway point of our 14th season of whale watching in partnership with Flagship Cruises & Events. So far, it’s…

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