URI Narragansett Bay Campus
South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI
Enjoy a day of family fun and learn about the important scientific and outreach work happening at URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus, home to the highly acclaimed Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO), one of the top five oceanographic institutions in the country.
The open house will feature our aquarium, popular touch tank for kids, interactive ocean science exhibits, food trucks, Narragansett Bay classroom shoreline investigations, South Ferry history tours, Coastal Institute art exhibit, and tours of the Inner Space Center, Marine Geology Lab, Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center, and more.
On account of her busy work schedule, the R/V Endeavor will not be joining us for this year’s GSO Open House. However, there will be lots of other tours of our facilities and interactive exhibits highlighting what we do here at the Narragansett Bay Campus. Please join us on Saturday, October 14, 2017!
Description of Exhibits
Interactive exhibits will introduce the public to many facets of the research and work taking place at the Bay Campus:
Local research in Narragansett Bay with be highlighted including marine mammal sightings, changes in local fisheries, habitat mapping of the seafloor, observing the diversity of plankton, plastic pollution, impacts of extreme hurricanes, climate change demonstration sites around RI. Don’t miss the StormTools table where storm damage for your property can be predicted!
In the area of deep-sea oceanographic research, there will be demonstrations of remotely operated vehicles, opportunities to use various oceanographic sampling equipment, examples of impacts of pressure on hydrothermal vent animals, virtual reality visualization of oceanographic data, and a scavenger hunt on oceanographic research vessels. Don’t miss the periodic Volcanic Eruptions!
The Coastal Institute will host a Studio Blue Exhibit with marine artist Eric Lutes.
Shine – 3’x4′ oil on canvas – URI Bay Campus, Coastal Institute Collection
Check back in September to book tours online in advance