Annual Open House

Saturday, October 4th from 10am to 3pm
(Rain date Sunday, October 5, 2014)

The event is free and open to the public. There will be activities for all ages. Scouts and other youth groups are most welcome!

A shuttle bus (56 passenger capacity) will be shuttling students from main canpus to the MSC. Space is limited, and seats will be first-come, first-served, and operating on the following schedule:

  • Depart Forsyth Circle at 9:30am and return at 1:30pm
  • Depart Forsyth Circle at 11:30am and return at 3:00pm

Some of the activities you can look forward to:

  • Tour the recently renovated Edwards Building, including research labs
  • Step into an underwater habitat and experience Mission 31
  • Visit the new greenhouse and tank farms
  • Complete a fieldwork obstacle course
  • Visit the touch tanks
  • Crawl through a fishing net
  • See what the SCUBA divers can collect at sea
  • Learn about the Ocean Genome Legacy and how DNA is extracted
  • Explore how Antarctic icefish survive without hemoglobin
  • Design a food web
  • Tour historic East Point, including its unique geology
  • Touch a lobster…or is it a robot?
  • Visit the solar observatory
  • Learn about what some of our neighbors and colleagues are doing to protect the environment

And more!

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