DEEPS at Houston Museum of Natural Science for World Ocean’s Day

WORLD OCEAN’S DAY 2017 

Family Festival

Thursday, June 8, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hosted at Houston Museum of Natural Science ǀ Free with Museum Admission

 With a goal of promoting Ocean conservation and bring awareness to the dangers of plastic pollution, “Our Oceans, Our Future” is the theme for UN-designated World Oceans Day. Celebrate at Houtson Museum of Natural Science with a “dive” on life-size 2D coral reefs of the Gulf of Mexico with Dr. Adrienne Correa of Rice plus presentations by Rice University’s Department of Earth Science. At various hands-on stations, researchers from several organizations will share their appreciation for the oceans and marine life and ways we can help in their conservation.

 This event is co-sponsored by Rice University’s BioSciences Department, NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Marine Mammal Stranding Network and HMNS.

Dr. Travis Swanson and Dr. Lauren Simkins with the assistance of Lindsay Prothro and Tian Dong will provide a hands-on demonstration on ‘The Texas coast and its response to sea level change.’ The demonstration focuses on two questions: (1) what is sea level? and (2) how does the coast change when sea level rises?

They will use a variety of activities to show the important processes that influence sea level rise and coastal change that may impact the Texas coast. 

Download a copy of the activity: Oceans Day pamphlet

For more information:  http://news.rice.edu/2016/06/06/biosciences-helps-celebrate-world-oceans-day-at-hmns/

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