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The Exploratorium and NOAA Present: Salmon – April-May 2011

For Immediate Release:
April 26, 2011

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The Exploratorium and NOAA Present: Salmon – April-May 2011

The Exploratorium and NOAA Present: Salmon
Tuesday, April 26-Sunday, May 8, 2011


Like visitors drawn to the City by the Bay, salmon will soon congregate in San Francisco before heading off to other places. From Tuesday, April 26 through Sunday, May 8, the Exploratorium is honoring these seasonal tourists by offering a number of salmon-related floor walks, exhibits and demonstrations. All salmon-related programming is included in the price of admission.

Come meet Exploratorium scientists-in-residence Lynn deWitt, Eric Danner, and Brian Wells from NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center laboratories in Pacific Grove and Santa Cruz. See young steelhead trout, one of the many species NOAA scientists track in streams and at sea, and join scientists and Exploratorium Explainers in demonstrations, short talks, and floor walks to learn how to ensure that future generations can enjoy these spectacular fish.

Highlights include an installation on the salmon lifecycle, complete with a tank of steelhead fish eggs as well as interactive iPads that visitors can use to see how changing variables like water temperature affect salmon survival. Explainers will be presenting demos on anadromous fish that, like salmon, can move between fresh- and saltwater. NOAA scientists will also be showing otolith slides and explaining how they can learn about a fish’s age and past environment from this little structure located in the fish’s inner ear.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

10:30-11:30 am, 2:30-4 pm
iPad interactive with scientists and Explainers in Webcast Studio

11:30 am-12 pm
Floor walk with scientists Eric Danner, Brian Wells and Explainers, departing from the Webcast Studio

12-12:30 pm
Talk by Lynn deWitt, Webcast Studio

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
10:30-11:30 am, 2-4 pm

Scientists and Explainers present otolith slides in Webcast Studio

11:30 am-12 pm
Floor walk with Lynn deWitt and Explainers, departing from the Webcast Studio

12-12:30 pm

Talk by Brian Wells, Webcast Studio

Thursday, April 28, 2011
10:30-11:30 am, 2-4 pm

Anadromous demos with scientists and Explainers in Webcast Studio

11:30 am-12 pm
Floor walk with Lynn deWitt, Brian Wells and Explainers, departing from the Webcast Studio

12-12:30 pm
Talk by Eric Danner, Webcast Studio

Friday, April 29, 2011
10:30-11:30 am, 2-4 pm

iPad interactive with scientists and Explainers in Webcast Studio

11:30 am-12 pm

Floor walk with Lynn deWitt, Eric Danner and Explainers, departing from the Webcast Studio

Saturday, April 30, 2011

1-2:30 pm
iPad interactive with scientists and Explainers in Webcast Studio

2:30-4 pm
Otolith slides with scientists and Explainers in Webcast Studio

Sunday, May 1, 2011
1-2:30 pm

iPad interactive with scientists and Explainers in Webcast Studio

2:30-4 pm
Otolith slides with scientists and Explainers in Webcast Studio

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
10:30 am-12:30 pm

Various activities with scientists and Explainers in Webcast Studio

1:30-4 pm
Anadromous demos with scientists and Explainers in Webcast Studio

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 and Thursday, May 5, 2011
10:30-11 am, 11:30 am-12 pm, 12:30-1 pm

Demos with scientists and Explainers at the Traits demo station (mezzanine)

11-11:30 am
Floor walk with Lynn deWitt, Eric Danner, Brian Wells and Explainers, departing from Traits demo station (mezzanine)

Friday, May 6, 2011
10:30 am-12:30 pm

Various activities with scientists and Explainers in Webcast Studio

1:30-4 pm
Otolith slides with scientists and Explainers in Webcast Studio

Saturday, May 7, 2011
1-4 pm

iPad interactive with scientists and Explainers in Webcast Studio

Sunday, May 8, 2011
1-4 pm

Otolith slides with scientists and Explainers in Webcast Studio



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