Ocean Discovery Day - Student Day Program

2016 Ocean Discovery Day Program - For reference only. Check back soon for 2017 program!

Happening All Day!

Stop by anytime!
3-D Sandbox - Use a 3D sandbox to learn about seafloor mapping and underwater topography
Aquaculture - Learn how UNH marine biologists have developed new methods of aquaculture locally and worldwide.
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV's)
Blue Ocean Society - Impacts of marine debris upon marine mammals in the Gulf of Maine.
Coastal Bathymetry Survey System - Hop aboard UNH's C-Bass a modify Jet Ski used by researchers to measure the coastal floor.
Deep Ocean Exploration - Operate an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).
Does it float? Learn the basics of buoyancy with some simple hands-on experiments.
Dune Restoration
Exploring Waves - This ocean exhibit explores the physics of water - what they are, how they form, and how they affect our shorelines. Explore this testing your own LEGO Models.
Explore the Great Bay's amazing habitats - Touch and see live horsecrabs and learn about their history, habits and use in research.
Fish Printing - Make prints with fish and paint using Gyotaku, a Japanese art of fish painting
Flinking - Use a mini-sub to test buoyancy.
Horse Shoe Crabs - Touch live horseshoe crabs and learn about their impact in the Great Bay.
Hydrokinetic Cross-Flow Turbines
Knot Tying - Learn the basics of knot tying
Lobsters! Measure and band live lobsters!
Map the Ocean Floor - Learn hands on how to map the ocean floor!
Marine Mammals Program - How do whales stay warm in cold water? What do they eat? Learn about whales and other marine mammals in this hands-on program.
Marine Touch Tank - Touch, see, and learn about marine life in our rocky shores and intertidal zones
Ocean Visualization - Learn how researchers see patterns in the ocean.
Plate Tectonics - Here is a chance to learn what plate tectonics means for our oceans and shores in a hands-on demonstration.
ROV Demos in the Engineering Tank
Seacoast Science Center
Seaweeds - The newest culinary trend!
Squid - Dissect a Squid
Water Characteristics - Learn the basics of water quality analysis by using simple instruments and doing it yourself. Find out how science impacts our day-to-day lives.
Zego - UNH's newest boat used to map the seafloor in shallow water environments.
And more...
 

Scheduled Programs

Time Presentation/Demo/Tour Location
9:00 am SCUBA Demo  Engineering Tank
9:15 am

Sounds of the Polar Ocean, presented by Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds, Research Profressor*
  Discover the sounds heard under the ice sheaths of the polar ocean.

Room 130
9:30 am Oil Flume Demonstration (Meet at the stairs in front of the Chase Lab) Gregg Hall
10:00 am  What's the Deal with Eels, presented by Dr. Alyson Eberhardt*
  American eels (Anguilla rostrata) are frequently captured in New England salt marshes yet little is known about how eels use these habitats. We’ll explore the extraordinary life cycle of the eel, research on how eels use marsh habitats, and how you can get involved in local eel research!
 Room 130
10:00 am Wave Tank Demonstration Wave Tank (High Bay)
10:15 am Oil Flume Demonstration (Meet at the stairs in front of the Chase Lab) Gregg Hall
10:45 am

Renewable Energy from Ocean Waves, Tides and Wind: Where does this energy come from, how much of it is out there, and how do we "tap" into it?
Presented by Dr. Martin Wosnik, Professor of Mechanical Engineering*

 Room 130
10:30 am Tour of Kingsbury Hall - Join us for a tour of Kingbury Hall and its state of the art facilities that will highlight the educational, research and hands on learning experiences within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. This 40 minute tour is limited to 20 people. Meet at the CEPS table for the tour. Kingsbury Hall
11:00 am Oil Flume Demonstration (Meet at the stairs in front of the Chase Lab) Gregg Hall
11:00 am SCUBA Demo Engineering Tank
11:30 am Aquaculture, presented by Dr. Michael Chambers Room 130
11:30 am Tour of Kingsbury Hall - Join us for a tour of Kingbury Hall and its state of the art facilities that will highlight the educational, research and hands on learning experiences within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. This 40 minute tour is limited to 20 people. Meet at the CEPS table for tour.  Kingsbury Hall
12:00 pm Wave Tank Demonstration Wave Tank (High Bay)
12:15 pm  Introduction to the Gulf of Maine, presented by Mark Wiley, N.H. Sea Grant*
  How the Gulf of Maine works and the impacts on the history of New England.
Room 130
1:00 pm SCUBA Demo Engineering Tank
1:00 pm The Secret Life of Lobsters, presented by Dr. Win Watson, Professor of Biological Sciences*
  Dr. Watson shares his world of lobster sounds, migrations, traps and fishery.
Room 130

 *Due to limited room capacity, those wishing to participate in the presentations should sign up for the presentation upon arrival at Ocean Discovery Day. The sign up station will be located next to the Information Tent.

Though all are welcomed to attend all presentations, presentations will be targeted to students in grades 6 - 12.

Program subject to change.