Science Talks

This is our on-going lecture series under the world’s largest killer whale skeleton at the Discovery Center.

Science Talks feature experts from our local community and around the world. View past talks on our YouTube Channel or scroll down and follow links . Interested in presenting? Contact [email protected] with a brief bio and description of your talk. We’ll be in touch!

Talks begin at 6:30pm

(unless otherwise noted)

At the Discovery Center

In the heart of downtown Fort Bragg at 338 N. Main St.

Hope to see you there!


Orca and young off the Mendocino Coast, May 2019. Photo by Jeff Jacobsen, Noyo Center Science Advisor

Saturday, March 14th. The Behavioral Biology of Killer Whales — What we’ve learned in 50 years with Jeff Jacobsen. Click for full description.

Orca and rhinoceros auklet off the Mendocino Coast, May 2019. Photo by Jeff Jacobsen, Noyo Center Science Advisor

Saturday, March 21st. Ocean Acoustics and the Role of Sound in Cetacean Societies with Jeff Jacobsen. Click for full description.

Past talks are available on our YouTube channel! (click the title to link to the video).

Gray Whales and Recent Migration Changes with Tanya Smart- March 2020

A 100-year History of Ocean Acidification on the California Coast with Emily Osborne- February 2020

Oceanography with Andy Jahn- April 2019

At the Cove with Sea Shepherd with Wendi Felson- June 2019

Mill Site History with Linda Ruffing- September 2019

Zero Waste and Becoming Trash Neutral with Nicole Paisley Martensen and Heather Guevara- September 2019

Beach Response Stories with Sarah Grimes- December 2019