american cetacean society - orange county 


july 27:

guest speaker to be announced 

​We're working on something great!

​​Discovery Cube's OceanQuest
600 E. Bay Avenue, Newport Beach 
​7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:45)

Free Parking is available after 6:00 in the lot at 608 E. Balboa Blvd (just steps away)

Photo by ACS-OC Naturalist Carla Mitroff

upcoming meetings

ACS-Orange County hosts monthly meetings as part of our public education mission.  Most meetings feature a guest speaker (or speakers) on a subject of interest to our members and friends.  Most of the topics relate to cetaceans (of course!), but we also invite speakers on other topics related to the ocean environment, such as (some recent examples) the harbor seal rookery in La Jolla, the effort to save sea turtles in Mexico and other regions, climate change, cetacean captivity, underwater noise, and eco-travel reports.  

GREAT NEW LOCATION!  We will meet January through October on the fourth Thursday of the month at Discovery Cube's OceanQuest, 600 E Bay Ave in Newport Beach.  Our meetings start at 7pm (doors open at 6:45), and FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE AFTER 6:00 in the lot just steps away at 608 E Balboa Blvd.

Upcoming meetings are also announced as events on our Facebook page.

All of our meetings are free and everyone is welcome -- member or non-member!

june 22:  

the joys of citizen science, plus

Meet the New Naturalists!

Two great friends to our chapter,

Dr. Wendy Marshall and Nicole Smith, will share a talk on how their own involvement in citizen science and volunteer work has enriched their lives.

Wendy will also describe some of the Citizen Science projects she handles as Education Director for Discovery Cube's Ocean Quest, and Nicky will talk about her work as Dolphin Photo ID Lead for Aquarium of the Pacific.

This will be an enlightening evening full of inspirational stories, and a great chance for interested volunteers to network and learn more about the programs at these two fine Southern California institutions.

PLUS -- our second Naturalist class of the year will be graduating at this meeting!  They're another awesome group -- come meet them!


Discovery Cube's OceanQuest

600 E. Bay Avenue, Newport Beach 

​7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:45)

Free Parking is available after 6:00 in the lot at 608 E. Balboa Blvd (just steps away)