[USA] The Milford Laboratory, where the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration carries out research on life in Long Island Sound on everything from algae to oysters, will stage a free open house on Saturday.
The lab, at 212 Rogers Ave., is part of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service.
The open house on Oct. 17, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m., will feature displays illustrating the various research and community activities that occur at the lab.
There will be marine scientists on hand to assist in guiding visitors through the lab and to answer questions. Groups with interests in marine sciences and the environment are encouraged to attend.
A day earlier, on Friday, Oct. 16, school groups from regional grade, middle, and high schools will participate in guided tours of the laboratories and facilities.
Displays will be centered around shellfish and finfish aquaculture, Long Island Sound habitat research, marine science sampling gear, a live “Touch Tank”, and the lab’s history.
Ample free parking is available, and the event will take place rain or shine.
Photo: Algae being grown as food for shellfish at NOAA’s marine research laboratory in Miford, Conn. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The Milford Laboratory will stage a free open house on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media
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