You’re invited to the NOAA Open House, Saturday, 16 May, 10am-3pm

2015_openhouseNOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service/ Southeast Fisheries Science Center and the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, in collaboration with the University of Miami Rosensteil school and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, are hosting an open house on Saturday, 16 May, from 10am to 3pm.  Participants will learn about a variety of scientific topics including hurricane research, climate science, oceanography, local fisheries, coral communities, and endangered species.  NOAA scientists will be there to describe their research projects and answer questions.

The open house will be an interactive experience, with participants visiting:

1.  NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Fisheries Science Center.  The center does research into

  • fishery resource conservation
  • fishery development and utilization
  • habitat conservation
  • protection of marine mammals and endangered marine speciesmiami

2.  NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory.  The laboratory does research into

  • hurricanes
  • coastal ecosystems
  • oceans and human health
  • climate
  • ocean acidification
  • ocean observationsSONY DSC

3.  The University of Miami Rosensteil School’s Experimental Hatchery where research into local fisheries and replenishment are done.  hatchhead

4.  The MAST Academy (Maritime & Science Technology High School of Miami-Dade County Public Schools) will have two mobile facilities geared toward middle school students.

a.  The Land SHARC (Science Hands-On And Related Careers) will show students about careers and opportunities in marine biology and physical oceanography.

b.  The Weather on Wheels will show them about careers and opportunities in weather and climate.Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 2.25.33 PM

A visit to all four facilities will take about 3-4 hours.  Visitors must present a valid government issued ID (driver’s license or passport) to access the NOAA facilities.

We hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact:

Erica Rule at (305) 361-4541 (Email: Erica.Rule@noaa.gov)

or Essie Coleman-Duffie at (305) 361-4237 (Email: Essie.C.Duffie@noaa.gov)