Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Experience a Full-Moon Walk on Scripps Pier
Birch Aquarium at Scripps naturalists guide participants on this moonlit adventure
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San DiegoDates: June 7, July 7 & 8, Aug. 5 & 6
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Dates: Sept. 4 & 5, Oct. 3
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
RSVP Required: 858-534-7336
A warm night lit by a full moon is the perfect time to explore one of La Jolla's most prominent landmarks - the Scripps Pier. Join Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, to experience this rare opportunity.
The Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, usually closed to the public, is used by scientists, students and aquarium staff for a variety of research projects. It also serves as a platform to collect local marine life and deploy small boats and oceanographic instruments.
During this moonlit walk along the entire 1,090-foot concrete pier, aquarium naturalists will teach participants about the structure's history, and guide them as they dissect a squid, make marine organisms glow in the dark, collect plankton, observe ocean conditions and study the nocturnal habits of marine life. A tour of the Scripps Oceanography campus is included in this jam-packed night of fun and exploration. Program includes a special souvenir for participants.
The Full-Moon Walk on Scripps Pier is open to ages 9 and up. Fee is $23 per person.
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. The National Research Council has ranked Scripps first in faculty quality among oceanography programs nationwide Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today in 65 countries. The institution has a staff of about 1,300, and annual expenditures of approximately $155 million from federal, state and private sources. Scripps operates one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration.
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