Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00AM-4:00PM (Rain or Shine)
URI Narragansett Bay Campus 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882
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).
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, scavenger hunts, and tours of the Research Vessel Endeavor, Inner Space Center, Marine Geology Samples Lab, Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center, and more.
The following free tours require advance registration:
Registration ends on October 13th at 5:00PM. Reservations are limited, first-come, first-served. Please have your registration printed or saved to your smartphone on Saturday, to ensure you arrive for the correct tour time slot.
Other facility tours (which do not require reservations) will include:
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, and 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.