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News Bureau
22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

Media Contact: Lisa Cugini, (401) 874-6642

Teachers and Their Families Invited to Participate
in an Outdoor Saturday Science Program

Narragansett, R.I .-- April 18, 2003 --The Southeastern New England Marine Educators (SENEME) and the URI Narragansett Bay Classroom at the Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) invite all educators interested in marine topics, along with their families and friends, to explore Rhode Island’s coast on Saturday, May 17, from noon to 4 p.m. at Fort Getty State Park in Jamestown.

The program is designed for educators who have an interest in engaging their students of all ages in studies of the marine environment. Two programs will be offered that day. "Rocky Shore Exploration" is tailored for the teachers, and "Beachcombing Adventure" is designed for their family members and friends.

Both programs begin with lunch at the pavilion at Fort Getty. Following lunch, teachers will travel to Beavertail for a "Rocky Shore Exploration," featuring how Beavertail Point was formed, exploring the various zones of the rocky shore, and examining the organisms that live there. Spouses, friends and children will remain at Fort Getty and participate in a "Beachcombing Adventure."

The fee for "Rocky Shore Exploration" is $17 for SENEME members and $20 for other marine educators. The "Beachcombing Adventure" is $8 per person, but children 5 years old and under are free. Both fees include lunch.

A for-credit option to earn graduate credits to satisfy Rhode Island teacher certification requirements is also available. Preregistration is required by May 3. For more information or to register call the URI Office of Marine Programs at 874-6211.

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