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Skidaway Marine Science Day set

POSTED: September 26, 2012 4:00 p.m.
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Children learn about an exhibit at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s 2011 Marine Science Day. This year’s event is set for Saturday, Oct. 20.

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Skidaway Marine Science Day 2012 will be from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, on the campus of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography at the north end of Skidaway Island.

The free event is a campus-wide open house with activities geared for all ages. Activities include programs, tours, displays and hands-on activities primarily related to marine science. The University of Georgia Aquarium will have free admission with special displays and activities. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography’s ocean-going research vessel, the R/V Savannah, also will be open for tours.

The event will be presented by the campus’s marine research and education organizations, including the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, the UGA Shellfish Research Laboratory and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

For more information, call 598-2325, or go to

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