Friday Harbor Labs Open House

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Another of those events for which the San Juan Islands are renowned!

Don’t miss the Open House at the famous Friday Harbor Labs, Saturday, May 16, 2015!

This occasion offers visitors a fantastic opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs. Come check out the world-class research and teaching facilities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open for self-guided tours.

Scientists and students will showcase their marine science research, answer questions and provide demonstrations. There will be posters, marine plants and animals, microscopes, plankton sampling and observations, and activities for visitors of all ages. Bring the whole family!

The public is invited to learn more marine zoology, botany, fisheries, oceanography and the equipment used by scientists in these fields.

Visitors can step aboard and tour the Labs’ 58’ research vessel, the R/V Centennial, and check out its remotely operated vehicle (ROV), oceanographic tools, and high-tech sonar systems.

There will also be three scientific lectures presented in the FHL Lecture Hall.

• 1 pm: “A Short History of the Friday Harbor Labs: 1904-2015”
– Dr. Claudia Mills

• 2 pm: “Trans-Generational Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Molluscs”
– Dr. Carolyn Friedman

• 3 pm: “The Known, the Unknown, and the Misknown: Biodiversity of the Most- Studied
Marine Fauna in the U.S.”
– Dr. Gustav Paulay

Sturdy shoes are recommended because some of the tour route include rough dock planks, gravel paths and trails.

There will be free popcorn in the tradition of Friday Harbor Laboratories’ Open Houses, and light refreshments will be available in the Dining Hall for a small fee.

That’s 620 University Road, Friday Harbor. Parking is limited so carpools are encouraged.
–Chita Miller

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