You’re Invited to SALMON WEEK 2022 – May 15th - 21st – O-Fish-ally The Best Week Ever!

Join the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and UCSC’s Fisheries Collaborative Program to celebrate all things salmon during SALMON WEEK 2022, May 15-21. 🐟🥳  


Check out a full list of events: 


  • Science Sunday, Sunday, May 15, 1:30-3 p.m. A UC Santa Cruz adjunct professor and NOAA researcher will present "Coming Home: Decoding the Mysteries of Migration in Salmon and Trout.” The lecture by John Carlos Garza, Ph.D., will be offered both in-person and virtually from 1:30-2:30 p.m. In-person lecture attendees are invited to join a small, onsite reception with non-alcoholic beverages and small nibbles from 2:30-3 p.m. Attendees will have the chance to meet Dr. Garza and ask him questions. Learn more:

  • Pop-up Kelp Exhibit Opening, Wednesday, May 18 Jennifer Parker and OpenLabs at UC Santa Cruz created an interactive marine algae exhibit highlighting different species of the Monterey Bay. Kelp forests and marine algae ecosystems play an important role in the salmon lifecycle. The exhibit, on display at the Seymour Center, will show the beauty of kelp and its importance to salmon.

  • Salmon Film Premiere and Q&A, Thursday, May 19, 6-7:30 p.m. Experience “Southern Range: Salmon in the Santa Cruz Mountains,” a film exploring the connections the Santa Cruz community has with salmon as well as the impact of the CZU Lightning Complex Fires on the endangered fish population. The hybrid premiere event will begin with the 30-minute documentary, followed by a panel discussion and question-and-answer session featuring filmmaker Kyle Baker, UC Santa Cruz professor and science advisor Eric Palkovacs, and Lisa Lurie, Executive Director of the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County. Marla Novo, director of exhibits and programs at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, will moderate the discussion. More information here: 

  • World Fish Migration Day Festival, Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Engage with UC Santa Cruz researchers sharing science and community organizations highlighting how they protect and maintain the local fishery at this family-friendly festival at the Seymour Center. Enjoy food trucks, including Ocean2Table, as well as a salmon obstacle course, and arts and crafts. The event is free with admission to the Seymour Center. More information here: 

Salmon Week is sponsored by the Repass-Rodgers Family Foundation. For more information about Salmon Week, including how to register for events, visit


We hope to see you there!