Statement Concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19):
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has certainly made an impact on personal, professional, and recreational activities. Here in the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering our primary concern for our programming is the health and well-being of our participants, volunteers, staff, and communities. In the best interest of all, we have made the decision to cancel Ocean Discovery Day scheduled for October 16 & 17, 2020.
We will spend this summer exploring alternate ways to bring Ocean Discovery Day virtually to classrooms this fall. Please stay tuned for updates.
We appreciate your understanding and patience during this uncertain time, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.
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.