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EPA’s Ocean Research Vessel Visits Narragansett, R.I. on Labor Day - Free Public “Open House” on Monday, Sept. 7, 10AM – 3PM

Release Date: 09/03/2009
Contact Information: EPA New England Office of Public Affairs, (617) 918-1010

(Boston, Mass. – Sept. 3, 2009) – New Englanders looking for a fun and informative way to enjoy Labor Day are invited to visit EPA’s Ocean Survey Vessel “The Bold,” on Monday Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography Dock in Narragansett, R.I.

The Bold is a converted U.S. Navy 224-foot ocean surveillance ship that is specifically designed to help EPA conduct water sampling and perform data analysis. The vessel is staffed by a team of EPA scientists who conduct surveys in ocean waters off New England and other coastal areas of the U.S. The ship is used to monitor and assess the impacts of pollution and the health of our coastal and ocean waters, and is outfitted with state-of-the art equipment used to collect samples including water and sediments and has onboard laboratories.

There will be a TOUCH TANK full of sea organisms from Narragansett Bay. Kids will be able to see research equipment up close and learn from on-board marine scientists about the ship, the specialized equipment and ongoing research projects.

When:
Monday September 7, 2009, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where:
Graduate School of Oceanography Dock
University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay Campus
Narragansett, RI 02882

Directions:
http://www.gso.uri.edu/about-gso/directions

More information on the Bold:
http://www.epa.gov/bold/ and http://epa.gov/region1/boldkids/index.html

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