Science on the Screen: Ponyo

Event has passed (Sat Jan 6, 2018 - Sat Jan 6, 2018)
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF)
06:00 PM
Film / Television
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Science lovers unite! Science on the Screen, geared for middle and high school students, creatively pairs cutting-edge science presented by leading science and technology experts with classic science fiction films. The series reveals the science of everyday living, explores where science and art connect, and inspires students to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). For our first Science on the Screen event, dig into climate change science with Juli Berwald, ocean scientist and author of Spineless, an exploration of the jellyfish’s unique positioning for success in today’s carbon-rich, polluted, overfished and overdeveloped ocean. Berwald explains the real marine biology behind the Hayao Miyazaki classic Ponyo (G).

Juli Berwald Ph.D. is a science writer based in Austin, Texas. She has a background in math and ocean science and also writes on topics related to physics, geology and the environment. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, on and in Redbook, among others.

Film run time is 135 minutes.

Come early to the JCCSF!

Starting at 5:00 pm, join us in the Pottruck Family Atrium for gourmet hot dogs from Let’s Be Frank and interactive science activities with our community partners, California Academy of Sciences and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.


All tickets are held at the JCCSF Box Office. Please bring a valid ID with you to Will-Call to pick-up your ticket(s). All seating is pre-assigned by the Box Office the day of.


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