Discovery Day at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. DISL is at 101 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island. This fun-filled family event includes a huge variety of environmentally-themed children’s activities; Open House at the Research Facilities of the DISL where the public can interact with marine scientists and graduate students to explore their ongoing research projects; and free children’s admission to the Estuarium, the aquarium at the Sea Lab.
Executive Director Dr. John Valentine said, “Discovery Day is a great opportunity for the public to see the mission of the Sea Lab, which is to increase ocean literacy through research and education. We’re fortunate to have the Estuarium as a public venue year-round; on Discovery Day, our research labs are open as well, and we invite everyone to see our scientific programs, to meet our researchers and graduate students, and to learn more about what we’re doing in Mobile Bay, the Northern Gulf of Mexico and world-wide.”
For more info: Call 251/861-2141 or visit www.disl.org.
Participating agencies include Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), Marine Resources; Alabama Forestry Commission’s Smokey the Bear; Algae Systems Biofuel; Auburn University Shellfish Lab; Azalea Trail Maids; Dauphin Island Fire and Rescue; DISL Discovery Hall Programs; DISL Graduate Student Organization; DISL Docents; Mobile Area Water and Sewer System; Mobile Bay National Estuary Program; Mobile County Emergency Management Agency; Mobile County Public School System’s (MCPSS) Bay Academy; MCPSS Environmental Studies Center; Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla; NOAA Fisheries, Pascagoula, MS; National Weather Service; Share the Beach; South Mobile County Tourism Authority; Town of Dauphin Island; Weeks Bay National Estuarine Reserve; 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center.