The mission of the Shark Lab is to study the physiological and behavioral ecology of marine animals, emphasizing the effect of human activity on the ocean; to utilize and develop innovative technology to answer challenging questions important for the conservation and restoration of depleted populations; and to train the next generation of marine biologists.
Sharks @ the Beach
We cordially invite you to join us for the much-anticipated Sharks @ the Beach event hosted by the CSULB Shark Lab. As a beacon of innovation and discovery in shark research, the Shark Lab is proud to showcase the tireless work and groundbreaking research conducted by our graduate and undergraduate students, led by Dr. Chris Lowe.
Mark your calendars for Saturday July 22, 2023 from 10:00am-3:00pm to immerse yourself in a day of learning and fun. Complimentary parking is available in the Foundation parking lot, and shuttle service will be available to transport visitors to and from the event space. Parking is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis.
Bring your loved ones and participate in an array of exciting activities and exhibits, including tours of the Shark Lab, meet-and-greets with the team, and much more!
Further, we are pleased to offer a variety of activities from other departments, ensuring an enriching and engaging experience for all:
CSULB Shark Lab presents
Sharks at the Beach!
Saturday, July 22, 2023
CSULB Hall of Science
6300 E. State University Dr.
Join us for a fun day of activities and education on sharks and beach safety!
- Beach Safety Presentation at 1:00pm-2:00pm
- Free Parking in Foundation Campus Lot
Come to campus and enjoy:
- Tours of the CSULB Shark Lab
- Shark Lab science and technology
- Sharks and Crafts
- Beach Safety Tips with Q&A
- Refreshments and Shark Lab Comic books
- Much more!
Free Teacher Workshops are also available! Sessions by grade:
- K-2 at 11:00am
- 3-5 at 2:00pm
Email Corina.Silva@csulb.edu to reserve your spot. Registration is required for the Teacher Workshop ONLY. See below for additional details.
Register for one of our two workshops if you are an Elementary Teacher
We are delighted to present to you two professional development opportunities that will help elementary teachers inspire students through science. Our K-2nd program will take your students on a journey through the remarkable life of Eugenie Clark, affectionately known as "The Shark Lady." As one of the first female researchers of shark behavior and a trailblazer in scuba diving, Clark's story is a testament to the power of perseverance and passion. Our 3rd-5th program is equally compelling, offering students a chance to delve into the fascinating world of California elasmobranch species and their remarkable adaptations to their unique habitats. Led by our education team, we hope to ignite a sense of wonder and curiosity in your students, fostering a lifelong love of learning.
These are 1-hour in-person workshops for pre-service and in-service teachers:
- K-2nd grade at 11am
- Incorporate literacy and science as you journey through the remarkable life of Eugenie Clark, affectionately known as "The Shark Lady".
- 3rd-5th grade at 2pm
- Practice observation skills, construct explanations, and argue from evidence through exploration of four local shark species and their adaptations to coastal habitats.
Space is limited, please sign up by emailing Corina.Silva@csulb.edu the following information:
- First and Last name
- Which program you want to register for (K-2 or 3-5)
- Grade you teach
- School you teach at
- City your school is located
- How you can use this professional development
Registration is required for the Teacher Workshop ONLY.
Visit Our Shark Shacks
This summer Shark Lab members will be visiting multiple beaches across Southern California. During these events graduate, undergraduate students and lab staff will teach you interesting facts about sharks and the technology that the lab is using to study these amazing creatures. Kids will also learn how to enjoy the beach while being safe with our beach safety tips.
Come join us! For more information refer to our Shark Shack schedule.