On Saturday, September 22, locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to become a scientist for the day at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] annual open house, Marine Science Day.
“Marine Science Day gives us a great opportunity to welcome the public to BIOS to learn more about the ocean and have fun at the same time,” said JP Skinner, BIOS Education Officer.
A wide range of research and tools will be on display at BIOS for the public to explore, from investigations of the ways climate change is affecting our oceans to studies of the microscopic plants and animals that live there, and from traditional laboratory equipment to a fully-equipped ocean-going research ship.
Crowd favorites from years past like wacky science, mini research cruises and the puppet show will run at set times throughout the day. Around the station, BIOS scientists will be presenting activities related to their research that are tailored to spark the imaginations of visitors of all ages!
Several BIOS faculty members will be in the “Ask a Scientist” tent to answer questions about coral reefs, climate change and hurricanes, air and water pollution, cancer and aging research or what life as a working scientist is really like.
Other groups from the community will also be on hand to provide information about their sustainability-related programs, including Bermuda Blue Halo, Bermuda Alliance for the Sargasso Sea, the Ocean Support Foundation, and the Department of Energy and Conservation Services Environmental Valuation of Coral Reefs, among others.
Marine Science Day 2012 will take place at BIOS’s Ferry Reach campus in St. George’s on Saturday, September 22 from 11am to 4pm. Admission and parking are free. Hot food, snacks, drinks will be on sale throughout the day. Bring your re-useable water bottle for free water. Visit www.bios.edu or call 297-1880 for more information.
BIOS is an independent marine science research and education institute committed to ocean science for human good. It was founded in 1903 as the Bermuda Biological Station by scientists from Harvard and New York University to take advantage of Bermuda’s ideal location for deep-ocean and coral reef research and education. BIOS is a Registered Bermuda Charity and a U.S. 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
- Photos: 2010 BIOS Marine Science Day
- Photos: BIOS Marine Science Day Open House
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