Skidaway Marine Science Day set for Saturday, October 20

An afternoon of marine science programs, displays, tours and activities — Skidaway Marine Science Day 2012 — will be held on Saturday, October 20, from noon to 4 p.m. on the campus of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the north end of Skidaway Island.

The Skidaway Marine Science Day is a campus-wide open house with activities geared for all ages from young children to adults. These will include programs, tours, displays and hands-on activities, primarily related to marine science. The University of Georgia Aquarium will be open free-of-charge with special displays and activities. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s ocean-going research vessel, the R/V Savannah will also be open for tours.

Visitors examine the controls of the R/V Savannah during Skidaway Marine Science Day 2011.

The event is open to the public and admission is free.

The event will be presented by the campus’s marine research and education organizations, including the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the University of Georgia (UGA) Marine Education Center and Aquarium, the UGA Shellfish Research Laboratory and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

All activities at Skidaway Marine Science Day will be free. For additional information, call (912) 598-2325, or visit http://www.skio.usg.edu.


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