Jazzin' Science Pub

Jazzin’ at the Shedd hits a high note with Jazzin’ science pubs. Once a month through August, meet a Shedd scientist or take in a lively panel discussion in an informal setting where you can relax, enjoy a beverage and quench your curiosity about the aquatic world. Science pubs take place from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in Phelps Auditorium.

June 11 – Beluga Care and Conservation (Members-only Jazzin’)
Join Dr. Bill Van Bonn, vice president of animal health, and Steve Aibel, director of marine mammals, for a conversation about Shedd’s belugas and the conservation of threatened beluga populations.  
 
June 26 - Celebrating Diversity: The Living Rainbow
Explore beauty and diversity in the aquatic animal world with special exhibit aquarist Reena Sibley.
 
July 3 – Coral Conservation
Dive into the world of corals with Shedd research biologist Ross Cunning, Ph.D., and aquarist Keoki Burton, to explore their work in The Bahamas to understand reef ecosystems in the face of a changing climate.
 
August 28 – Beluga Care and Conservation
Join Dr. Bill Van Bonn, vice president of animal health, and Steve Aibel, director of marine mammals, for a conversation about Shedd’s belugas and the conservation of threatened beluga populations.
 
TBD – A Head Start for State-Endangered Blanding’s Turtles
Through a long-term partnership with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, senior staff veterinarian Dr. Matt O’Connor is helping Blanding’s turtles, an endangered species in Illinois, move toward recovery.