Touch a horseshoe crab, drive a remotely operated vehicle and map the ocean floor at the University of New Hampshire’s Ocean Discovery Day! Ocean Discovery Day provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the wonders of the ocean through interactive exhibits and demonstrations. Visitors can make a fish print, band a lobster and see the plankton that form the base of the food chain in New Hampshire's Great Bay. Watch a scuba diving demonstration to learn how UNH scientists conduct research below the waves, and learn about marine snow and tern restoration at the Isles of Shoals.
Ocean Discovery Day would not happen without the hundreds of individuals who volunteer their time in a large range of activities from greeting guests to working along side of our researchers. Volunteer registration will open in summer 2020.
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Ocean Discovery Day is a collaborated effort between The Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, The Center for Ocean Engineering, New Hampshire Sea Grant, UNH Marine Docents, and The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, along with students and faculty from the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.