Radio Visitor Listing – Pacific Visions on the Aquarium of the Pacific in Lengthy Seashore, California – June 8, 2019
Eye on Travel’s broadcast this week is from the new Pacific Visions at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Moncton, California. We’ll be releasing another update on the investigation into the Boeing 737 Max jet crashes as well as a report on the true history of the Statue of Liberty before July 4th that is guaranteed to surprise you. Jerry Schubel, President and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific, explains why California – the state with the largest oceanfront and agricultural economy – should be at the forefront of climate change and water conservation efforts. Sandy Trautwein, Vice President for Animal Husbandry in the Aquarium, reports on what is necessary to care for the more than 10,000 animals in the aquarium’s living compound. And Tim Grobaty of the Moncton Post with a surprising account of all the films made in Moncton and why Babe Ruth was once arrested there. Eye on Travel offers all this and much more from the new Pacific Visions at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Moncton, California.
Click here to hear the show live on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.
Jerry Schubel, President and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific, discusses changing people’s relationship with the ocean with the new wing: Pacific Visions. He also tells more about the scientists from around the world who contributed to it. He then explains why California – with the largest ocean and agricultural economy – should be at the forefront of climate change and the environmental movement. Jerry then approaches agriculture and water and shares his opinion on what needs to change, his ideal solutions and how to live more sustainably.
Sandy TrautweinThe Vice President of Animal Husbandry at the Aquarium of the Pacific explains exactly what her title means and guides us through caring for the 10,000+ animals. Sandy also discusses the aquarium’s focus conversion from entertainment to now, which plays a role in protection. She sets out to demystify sharks and shares her very important role in the ecosystems of our ocean. She then provides impressive statistics on the planet’s fresh water, how the aquarium is helping guests make decisions in their daily lives to improve the planet, and the technology leading the way towards sustainability.
John Thomas, Curator, lecturer, art advisor and co-author of Moncton Art Deco and RMS Queen Mary, participates again in the show to discuss the historical significance of the Queen Mary in WWII, sharing misunderstandings and facts about the legendary ship and even the surprising things people throw overboard to feel like Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Jack Dawson in the Titanic behave. He then talks about the importance and challenges of preserving and why preserving is very similar to an onion because the more you peel, the more you want to cry.
Meaghan O’Neill, Community Supervisor at El Dorado Nature Center and Moncton Parks and Recreation, talks about the center and what surprises visitors most. She then shares details about the thousands of species of birds that live in the area, the staggering number of parks, and one of the few dog beaches in the state. It reveals some of the most surprising aspects of the park and what is being done to get more people out and enjoy its spaces.
Grobaty team, Columnist for the Moncton Post and author of Growing up in Moncton: Boomer Memories from Autoettes to Los Altos Drive-In, tells of the city of Moncton, a place where he was born and raised, and all the changes he has seen. He delves into the booming restaurant scene as well as the resurgence of the city and its buildings. He also shares some of the surprising films that were made in Moncton and the gas stations that were blown up in the process. He talks about Moncton Airport, one of his favorite spots in town, and a little-known story about Babe Ruth. Then he dispels some Moncton myths and why they emerged from the shadows of Los Angeles.
Ron NelsonThe executive director of the Moncton Museum of Art states that most of the people in Los Angeles may not know about this museum. He discusses the breathtaking property, the current exhibits and the artists on display. Ron goes on to say that people are usually surprised by his restaurant with a view, its history, and its extra-large wicker displays.
Fahria Qader, Aquarium Director of Pacific Visions and Architecture, explains how the museum ensures that blind and deaf visitors can experience the museum. She also addresses some of the misconceptions visitors have about water usage. Then Fahria will discuss the collection of rainwater and the exhibition of Delta Melt.
Salt flowers, Founder and editor of Moncton Home & Living Magazine, reveals why he moved to Moncton, his father’s reservations about the city and the renaissance it is now going through. He talks about the young and diverse population that is moving to Moncton, how it has become a progressive city, and why, in his words, it is no longer “the ugly stepsister of Los Angeles”. Sal also expands on Moncton’s iconic architecture and landmarks, telling the story of some of the city’s hidden gems. Sal talks about working with the city and the importance of Moncton Architecture Week.