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August 6, 2016 • 11am – 3pm
Water Street, Woods Hole
A FREE public event
1. Woods Hole Science Aquarium
Marine animals, touch tanks, harbor seals in an outdoor pool.
2. NOAA Dock
Displays related to research on whales, sea turtles and other protected marine species, fish, water chemistry and plankton, and tracking ocean currents. Learn how to identify whales; identify sea turtles; step inside a life-size (43-foot) inflatable humpback whale (weather permitting).
US Coast Guard (USCG)
Tour the USCG 45-foot response boat;* see a shipboard damage control demonstration and techniques to control flooding; watch a search and rescue demonstration with a USCG helicopter and rescue swimmer. Time of demonstration will be communicated on the day of event. *Availability of activities is subject to change based on USCG operations.
US Geological Survey
See the SeaBoss vehicle, which collects seabed images and sediment samples in coastal regions, and participate in interactive demonstrations of underwater video capabilities by the SeaBoss.
3. Waterfront Park
Buzzards Bay Coalition
Learn all about the 10th annual Watershed Ride to help save Buzzards Bay. Get details, ask questions and sign-up for this fall tradition.
Sea Education Association/SEA Semester
From Plastics to Plankton! Conduct simple experiments to better understand plastic pollution in the ocean, a serious problem that affects birds, fish, and ocean mammals; use a microscope to get up-close and personal with the ocean’s wanderers: plankton!
US Geological Survey
Meet the authors of a new book on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Check out the interactive displays on shoreline change, 3-D sea-floor mapping, and predicting hurricanes. Try your hand at a demo about how scientists sample gas from the Earth.
Woods Hole Historical Museum
Check out reprints of historical photographs and publications about the long history of science in Woods Hole. Kids will enjoy a number of games including a “fishing game” with cod of various sizes in a bucket.
Woods Hole Research Center
Learn about Climate research conducted around the world by the Woods Hole Research Center. Measure the amount of CO2 absorbed by plants, using a CO2 Analyzer.
WCAI – the Cape, Coast, and Islands NPR Station
Play “Guess That Sound,” a children’s activity involving ocean life and ocean environment sounds. Meet the host of “Living Lab,” Heather Goldstone.
4. Marine Biological Laboratory Pierce Visitor Center and Gift Shop
Colorful exhibits tell the story of the MBL and its impact on life sciences.
5. Marine Biological Laboratory Marine Resources Center
Tour the facilities and see live animals in the touch tanks. Space is limited; sign up on-site.
6. Zephyr Education Foundation
See the effects of sea level rise, storm surge waves, and tsunamis as you model coastal processes using “augmented reality sandboxes.” The activities are suitable for ages 9 and up. Younger children benefit from adult supervision.
7. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Dock
NOAA Ship Bigelow
Reserve a space for your tour* of the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow. Learn about the research conducted aboard the ship and see what it’s like to live onboard. *Reservations required. Visitors to the ship must have a valid photo ID. Tours require the ability to climb several flights of stairs. Please wear sensible shoes; no backpacks, no strollers.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution displays
Get up close with some working oceanographic instruments and research vehicles used in oceans around the world. Check out Splash Lab science demos and make your own Science Stroll souvenirs at the kids activities table.
8. WHOI Redfield Auditorium
Come see a kid-friendly film for free at 2 pm sponsored by the Woods Hole
9. Buzzards Bay Coalition Discovery Center
Explore a marine touch tank full of animals from Buzzards Bay and hands-on family friendly activities.
10. WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center
Videos, displays, and exhibits include marine mammals, Titanic, hydrothermal vents, polar research and many more.
Register to tour the NOAA Ship Bigelow
Tours of the NOAA Ship Bigelow will be in 15 minute intervals starting at 11:00 am.
Visitors to the ship must have a valid photo ID. Tours require the ability to climb several flights of stairs. Please wear sensible shoes; no backpacks, no strollers.
- Buzzards Bay Coalition
- Marine Biological Laboratory
- NOAA Fisheries
- NOAA Office of Marine & Aviation Operation
- Sea Education Association
- United States Coast Guard
- United States Geological Survey
- Woods Hole Film Festival
- Woods Hole Historical Museum
- Woods Hole Research Center
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Zephyr Marine