In the lab and on the sea

Storrs - posted Jul, 10 2013

STORRS- The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, presents “Project O – Fun in the Lab and On the Sea!” The program takes place through Project Oceanology at UConn Avery Point on Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Spend the day on the beautiful Connecticut shoreline, experiencing marine science both onshore and at sea. You will be in the Project Oceanology laboratory in the morning to explore the natural history and diversity of Long Island Sound’s animal and plant life through fun hands-on activities. After the lunch break, you will take a voyage out to sea on the Envirolab II research vessel. During this 2.5-hour cruise on Long Island Sound, you will experience hands-on marine biology at the stern of the boat by pulling trawl and plankton nets, and then examining the catch. At the bow, learn chemistry and physics through exciting experimentation as you operate the instruments and equipment used in oceanography to study the characteristics of seawater. The program fee is $40, $30 for Museum members. Advance registration is required. This program is for adults and children ages 6 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register early as spaces are limited. For registration information, visit http://cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar.html or call 860-486-4460. The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center are part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn.


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