Posts Tagged ‘Open House’

Skidaway Marine Science Day 2016 canceled

October 18, 2016

The University of Georgia’s Skidaway Marine Science Day, scheduled for Oct. 22, has been canceled.

The UGA Aquarium reopened over the weekend, however the Jay Wolf Nature Trail remains closed as crews continue to remove debris brought on by Hurricane Matthew.

Both Clark Alexander, interim director of UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, and Mark Risse, director of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, had hoped to reschedule the event, but no other date was available this fall.

“We are upset we are not able to offer this great event this year,” Alexander said. “However, we will be back bigger and stronger in 2017.”

Skidaway Marine Science Day has been an annual event on the Skidaway campus since 2001. The free, family-oriented program is presented jointly by the UGA Skidaway Institute, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

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Skidaway Marine Science Day video on YouTube

December 1, 2015

Our annual campus-wide open house event, Skidaway Marine Science Day, was held on Saturday, October 24. Here is a a quick look at the fun and activities.

We had a great open house!

October 20, 2011

We had beautiful weather and a great turnout for our open house, Skidaway Marine Science Day, last Saturday. If you did not attend, here are some pictures to whet your appetite for next year.

Apple iPad top prize in scholarship fundraiser

October 11, 2011

Some lucky visitor to Skidaway Marine Science Day will win a new Apple iPad tablet computer.  The iPad is the top prize in fundraiser for student intern scholarships at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. For each donation of $3, a donor will receive one chance to win the iPad.

The proceeds from the fundraiser will support the scholarship program sponsored by the Skidaway Marine Science Foundation. The Foundation awards scholarships to a number of undergraduate college students who spend the summer conducting research in the Institute’s laboratories.

Donations will be accepted at the Skidaway Institute information booth. A drawing will be held later in the afternoon. Donors do not need to be present to win.

The drawing is one of the activities of the campus-wide open house on Saturday, October 15, from noon to 4 p.m. on the Skidaway Institute campus on the north end of Skidaway Island.

Skidaway Marine Science Day is 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.

Activities geared for all ages will include programs, tours, displays and hands-on activities, primarily related to marine science and the coastal environment. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

For additional information, call (912) 598-2325, or visit http://www.skio.usg.edu.

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Skidaway campus open house a success!

October 13, 2009

We had a great open house on Saturday. Close to 2,000 braved the 88 degree heat and threatening rain to visit the campus  for Skidaway Marine Science Day.

The event featured exhibits, programs and activities sponsored by the campus partners, including the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the University of Georgia (UGA)Marine Extension Service Aquarium, the UGA Marine Extension Service Shellfish Laboratory, the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and WSVH Georgia Public Radio.

This year, a number of outside environmental organizations also participated.

Below is a sample of some of our photos. Look here to see the entire collection.

Visitors build their model plankto for the Plankton Sink Off Race

Visitors build their model plankto for the Plankton Sink Off Race

Tours of the Research Vessel Savannah are always popular.

Tours of the Research Vessel Savannah are always popular.

Young visitors get up close and personal with marine life at the Aquarium touch tanks.

Young visitors get up close and personal with marine life at the Aquarium touch tanks.

The horseshoe crabs attracted interest.

The horseshoe crabs attracted interest.

Skidaway Institute scientists, like Clark Alexander shown here, explained their research to visitors.

Skidaway Institute scientists, like Clark Alexander shown here, explained their research to visitors.

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"Put 'em to work!" Young visitors bag oyster shells for future use restoring an oyster reef.

"Put 'em to work!" Young visitors bag oyster shells for future use restoring an oyster reef.

Plankton World was busy all afternoon.

Plankton World was busy all afternoon.

Great open house!

October 16, 2008

The rains held off for the most part and we had a super open house event last Saturday. The folks at the UGA aquarium kept a clicker-count. Adding a little for missed visitors, we estimate roughly 1,900 people visited the campus. Here is a small sample of some photos of the day.

We had lots of boats!

We had lots of boats!

Charles Robertson (L) explains a core sampling device

Charles Robertson (L) explains a core sampling device

John Bichy (R) explains the R/V Savannah survival gear.

John Bichy (R) explains the R/V Savannah survival gear.

Hey Mom! Can I drive the boat?

Hey Mom! Can I drive the boat?

Paul Medders (L)from DNR was here to pass out material.

Paul Medders (L)from DNR was here to pass out material.
Making plankton out of pipe cleaners is fun!

Making plankton out of pipe cleaners is fun!

OK, what do I do now?

OK, what do I do now?

The aquarium touch-tanks were very popular.
The aquarium touch-tanks were very popular.

Not too young to be fascanted.

Not too young to be fascinated.

Getting closely aquainted with a crab.

Getting closely aquainted with a crab.

Gray's Reef staff were on hand with a boat!

Gray’s Reef staff were there with a boat too!