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Explore the Oceans Feb. 26 with Cal Poly Students

Feb. 25, 2011

starfishSAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly students will host an “Explore the Oceans Day” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Avila Beach Sea Life Center. Stay warm and dry inside the center while finding out about Central Coast marine life.

Students from Cal Poly Biology Professor Nikki Adams classes will share hands-on ocean learning activities all ages. Touchable exhibits include learning how oil spills impact our local waters and the living creatures that live in them, testing how ocean acidification affects shellfish and corals, touching real shark skin,  light and viewing bioluminescence in the sea, and where organisms fit in local food webs.  Children and adults of all ages can get their hands on science and take home their own "night-lights" and fish prints from the sea. 

Rain moves the event inside the Sea Life Center at 50 San Juan Street. Admission to the center is $3 per person; children 2 and under are free. For details and directions, visit the Avila Beach Sea Life Center web site .

The event is sponsored by Cal Poly's College of Science and Mathematics. Find out more at the Cosam website or the Poly Science Facebook.



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