Narragansett, R.I. -- October 8, 2002 -- The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) celebrates fall on Narragansett Bay with a little something for everyonewhether youre interested in marine science and research, history, or just having fun. On Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., GSO is hosting a Bay Blast with:
· Tours of GSO and historic South Ferry
· Tours of the research vessel Endeavor
· Marine and environmental displays, demonstrations, and lectures
· South Ferry Church Open House
· Fall Crafts for Kids
· Exhibit of Jacques Cousteaus Sea Flea Submarine and Diving Gear
· Music of GSOs own Chiva Bus
· Book Signings
· Coastal Institute Bookstore 10% off Everything Fall Sale
· Raffle to Benefit Friends of Oceanography Student Fellowship
At 11 a.m., Kevin Cute of the Coastal Resources Management Council will present his lecture, "Alien Invaders in Narragansett Bay." At 1 p.m., GSO student Jennifer Miksis will present her lecture on "How Marine Mammals Perceive."
Wayne and Bernice Durfee will lead the South Ferry walking tour at 10:30 a.m., and guided tours of GSO and Endeavor will take place throughout the day. Chiva Bus will perform on the quad from 1:30-3 p.m.
Raffle prizes include a $100 gift certificate to The Capital Grille, books by GSO oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, Friends of Oceanography and Rhode Island Sea Grant gift baskets.
This event is free and open to the public, and will take place rain or shine.
Directions to the GSO campus: At the intersection of routes 1 and 138 in South Kingstown turn onto Bridgetown Road (this is a left turn if you are heading south, a right turn if you are heading north). Continue straight through next traffic signal onto South Ferry Road. Continue past South Ferry Industrial Park on the right and South Ferry Church on the left. Entrance to campus is on the right.
For more information, contact Lisa Cugini at (401) 874-6642 or visit the Graduate School of Oceanography Web site at <http://www.gso.uri.edu/news>.
Sponsored by: GSO, Rhode Island Sea Grant, Friends of Oceanography, URIs Office of Marine Programs, Coastal Institute Bookstore, and The Cousteau Society