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11/1/2010

USGS Open House Sat., Nov. 6, in St. Petersburg

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., chat with scientists and peruse fascinating displays at the 12th annual Open House of the U.S. Geological Survey's Coastal and Marine Science Center in St. Petersburg. The theme of this year's Open House is "Liquid Earth: Our Fluid Planet."

Peruse more than 40 exhibits focused on understanding the connectedness of our watersheds, coastal areas and oceans. Meet an alligator, see what extreme storms do to our coastlines, learn about the effects of atmospheric carbon dioxide on ocean chemistry, look at Earth using 3-D visualization tools such as Geowall and GeoMapApp, and learn about corals that grow in deep dark places.

USGS staff will be joined by Federal and State partners and other agencies and institutions working to share the excitement of research and inform society about the important role science plays in managing our natural resources. There will be educational hand-out materials, including maps and posters.

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