World Oceans Day

Date: Jun. 2, 2013 Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Located at: OMSI
Who is this for: all ages Cost: $2 for general admission

World Oceans Day

Curious about what's really happening with the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch?" Come meet a scientist who's been there! You can hold real plastic samples taken from this part of the ocean while Emelia DeForce, PhD, a research associate with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution presents her findings to the audience.

Interested in sustainable seafood in Oregon? Learn about local fishing practices and head over to our new eatery, Theory, for a celebration of seafood. 

You can watch documentaries Ocean Frontiers and Into the Gyre and view whale migration patterns with Science on a Sphere. See schedule below.

World Oceans Day at OMSI will showcase how magnificent and fragile our oceans are, and how we, the community, can help them thrive.

Activities and demonstrations outside the Earth Hall in partnership with:
- Oregon Shores
- Sea Education Association
- Surfrider
- Our Oceans
- Forage Fish Conservation Campaign
- American Littoral Society
- PDX Wildlife

Science on a Sphere Presentations in the Earth Hall
10:30am: Plastics in the Ocean with Emelia DeForce
11:30am: Whale Migration
12:30pm: Plastics in the Ocean with Emelia DeForce
1:30pm: Whale Migration
2:30pm: Plastics in the Ocean with Emelia DeForce

Ocean Documentaries in Classroom 1

10:00am: Ocean Frontiers
11:10am: Into the Gyre
12:00pm: Ocean Frontiers
1:10pm: Into the Gyre
2:00pm: Ocean Frontier

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