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Friday Harbor Labs – Open House

May 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This free public event offers a splendid opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs and to check out the research and teaching facilities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open for self-guided tours. Visitors will be given a schedule of Open House events. Also available will be a map that highlights the history of the labs and the development of the campus.

Scientists and students will showcase their marine science research, answer questions and provide demonstrations.

There will be posters, marine plants and animals, microscopes, plankton sampling and observations, and activities such as the popular ‘fish painting’ for visitors of all ages.

The public is invited to learn more about marine zoology, botany, fisheries, oceanography and the equipment used by scientists in these fields.

People can step aboard and tour our 58’ research vessel, the R/V Centennial, and check out its remotely operated vehicle (ROV), oceanographic tools, and sonar systems. There will also be underwater SCUBA demonstrations from the FHL dock, and scientific lectures will be presented in the FHL Lecture Hall.

Sturdy shoes are recommended because the tour route includes rough dock planks, gravel paths and trails.

In keeping with FHL Open House tradition, there will be free popcorn. Hot dogs and other snacks will be available for purchase on the Dining Hall deck.


Friday Harbor Laboratories
620 University Rd
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
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