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Open House at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, USGS scientists treated visitors to displays about their research at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California.

We had interactive exhibits, video and photo displays, posters, deep-sea rocks and minerals, oceanographic equipment, and colorful handouts. Our first open house in 13 years, visitors poured in to the courtyard and lobby at 2885 Mission Street to learn about our science as part of the “Holiday Bazaar at the Wrigley Building.”

Read about the Open House in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Watch the KION News Channel video.

Montage shows a selection of the exhibit subjects that were shown at the mini Open House.
Photo montage shows (clockwise from top left) USGS scientist on a personal watercraft conducting a nearshore survey, screenshot from a time-lapse video from Alaska showing coastal bluffs slumping, a digital representation of the Mud Creek Landslide, and a black smoker from the Niua vent field.(Public domain.)