Nicholas-Applegate proudly supports the Centennial Celebration Science Lecture Series.
Distinguished scientist, Nigella Hillgarth, Ph.D., is a zoologist who joined the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in 2002, and oversees the award-winning climate change exhibit, “Feeling the Heat: the Climate Challenge,” which brings the science and facts about global warming studied at Scripps Oceanography to the public in a way that they can understand. At The Bishop’s School Science Lecture Series that will be held on October 1, Dr. Hillgarth will talk about the climate change and how it pertains to California, with specific references to the work of Scripps scientists.
Since joining the Birch Aquarium, Dr. Hillgarth spearheaded the creation of the dynamic Scripps Explorers Gallery, which transformed a decade-old exhibition in the Hall of Oceanography. She also expanded visitors’ hands-on interaction by installing two additional touch tide pools. One- to three-year exhibits developed and installed under Dr. Hillgarth’s direction include Sounds of the Sea, Earthquake: Life on a Restless Planet, Sea of Genes, Art of Deception, Wonders of Water, and the award-winning Feeling the Heat: The Climate Challenge.
Additionally, Dr. Hillgarth has been trained by Al Gore to present his “An Inconvenient Truth” slide show about climate change. Gore’s presentation relies heavily on science done at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.