Come see us!

Mike Sullivan writes:

We are about two and a half weeks away from our big, annual open house event, Skidaway Marine Science Day. Thie year it is from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, October 13. In the past, this has been a lot of work but also a lot of fun. Last year, we estimate around 1,500 visitors came out.Skidaway Marine Science Day

This is a very cooperative event among the separate organizations her on our campus. Everyone puts out a welcome mat with displays, programs, tours and hands-on activities. It is a pretty good day for everyone from small children to seniors.

UGA AquariumThis year our highlight is the grand reopening of the University of Georgia Aquarium, which has been closed for renovations for the past two months.

A couple of the research assistants here at Skidaway Institute have also come up with a high-tech treasure hunt using GPS devices. I’m still a little vague on the details but it should also be fun.

One of the areas in which we are heavily involved is offshore ocean observation using remote senors. navy-tower-r2.jpgThis is difficult to explain to people and even more difficult to demonstrate, since the Navy towers we utilize are 20 or more miles off shore. Bill Savidge and Jimmie Williams are building a mock-up of one of their systems which will be set up in the quad in front of our mail building. I’m looking forward to seeing that.

If you are in Savannah that weekend, come on out and see what’s going on here.


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