Past Meetup

Colorado Underwater Photographic Society May Meeting

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Note: This is not on our usual Tuesday it is on Monday, the day before!

CUPS Meeting MON May 19th at 6:30 for socializing and 7pm for the presentation at the Downtown Aquarium. ( Park across the street in their lot and save stub for validation at the bar.

Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza, Executive Director of Teens4Oceans. The topic is “Spreading the Word About Sharks: Oceans as Classrooms”

Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza is passionate about sharing her love of the ocean, the joy of exploration and the critical importance of science. Her research focuses on the sensory biology and ecological physiology of sharks, skates and rays. Mikki has been a tireless advocate for sharks, highlighting their global declines and framing new directions for their conservation. Mikki has been invited to speak, educate and conduct research at labs and institutions in South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Her outreach efforts have been documented in film, magazine and radio by the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, and CBC National Radio Canada. Mikki has always strived to bridge the gap between research and public engagement and believes deeply in the power of immersing young people in hands on scientific research and discovery. Her current position at Teens4oceans allows her to do just that. She holds a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from Florida Atlantic University and is the author of numerous scientific publications.

Dr. McComb-Kobza said, “Even though I grew up near the mountains of Colorado, my love for the ocean started early, in a very strange way. I saw the movie JAWS when I was a little girl and it never let me go. The fear I took away from the movie was replaced with a life-long fascination, admiration and determination to understand and to protect sharks. My passion for sharks led me to discover just how little most of us know about the ocean! There is so much that we still do not understand. In this presentation I will highlight exciting new discoveries about sharks, share the seven principles of ocean literacy that we all need to know, and explain why engaging young people and spreading the word about ocean conservation is so critically important.”

NEW BRING AND SHARE: Time permitting, we will show your photos or items of interest during the meeting. (Especially if relevant to this month’s presentation)

Help - please volunteer to present at a future meeting contact:

· The Downtown Aquarium is the CUPS meeting place. Please mark your calendar for 2013 - the Third Tuesday of each month! (See link below for map.)

· Entrance: Go through the double doors on the Water Street side (across from Senor Sol Restaurant) and the classroom is directly to your right on the first level.

· Map: Denver Downtown Aquarium ( If you want to make your own MapQuest Direction map, here is the official address: 700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211

· Thanks to the hospitality of Landry's Restaurants, Inc., CUPS has return to our regular third-Tuesday meeting schedule at the beautiful Downtown Aquarium ( in their spacious classroom.

OTHER LOCAL EVENTS OF INTEREST: Colorado Ocean Coalition’s Blue Drinks for May is the 28th at Watershed School (,-105.274717,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x63a239d934066e85) in Boulder. Special graduation celebration for the Ocean Ambassadors.

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The Team at CUPS


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