Ocean Discovery Day - Student Day Tips

  • Ocean Discovery is designed as a self-guided tour.  Plan on approximately 2 ½-3 hours to complete.  This event takes place both inside and outside. Please be prepared for the weather.

  • A program list is available on the website.  Please note, the program is accurate at the time of posting, but may change prior to the event.  Programs and maps will be available at the information tent the day of the event.

  • Most activities are open activities without scheduled times.  The lecture series, SCUBA diving, oil flume and wave tank demonstration are scheduled activities. Please check schedule.
  • Upon arrival, a school representative should proceed to the information tent to check-in.  Each school will be asked to provide an on-site emergency contact name and phone number.  Programs and maps will be distributed to the representative.

  • Larger groups should be divided into groups of eight or less.

  • We recommend that students arrive with name tags containing both the student’s name and the school’s name.

  • The Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory is a working research facility.  Therefore it is important that students are accompanied by an adult at all times.  Unaccompanied students will be accompanied to the information tent.

  • The Laboratory houses two large tanks.  Under no circumstances are individuals allowed to sit or stand upon the walls of the tanks.  Individuals are not allowed on the pool deck without a life jacket.  Life jackets are available at the tank.  Individuals violating these rules will be asked to leave the premises. 

  • A note about squid dissecting-This activity takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. The activity will be offered on the half hour and limited space is available at each session. Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • This is a rain or shine event, so please dress accordingly.

  • Ample restroom facilities will be available.

  • A concession stand will be available with light snacks and beverages. Cash only. The UNH dining halls will be open and are within walking distance. For more information, please visit their website.

  • An unsecured area will be provided with limited storage of back packs. This is an unsecured location and will not be monitored by event staff.  UNH will not be held responsible for items left in this area.