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Discovery Day at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

March 14, 2012

What:         Discovery Day at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Featuring FREE CHILDREN’S ADMISSION TO ESTUARIUM

When:  Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where:    The Dauphin Island Sea Lab, North Campus 101 Bienville, Boulevard, Dauphin Island


  • Free Children’s Admission to the Estuarium and 15% Discount in Gift Shop
  • Open House and Exhibits at the Research Laboratories
  • Free Kids’ Activities, Ocean Games and Fun Crafts
  • Boating Safety and Hurricane Preparedness Information
  • Much, much more!
Cost: FREE, except for reduced adult admission to Estuarium
For more info: Call 251/861-2141 or visit www.disl.org

This fun-filled family event includes a variety of environmentally-themed children’s activities; an Open House at the Research Facilities of the DISL where the public can interact with scientists and graduate students to explore their ongoing research projects; and free children’s admission to the Estuarium, the aquarium at the Sea Lab.

Azalea Trail Maids will be on hand to greet visitors. Local agencies will host fun environmentally themed kids’ activities and games. 

Admission is free (except for reduced adult Estuarium admission), and educational fun is plentiful at this popular annual event.  

Participating agencies include: 

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), Coastal Section; ADCNR, Marine Division; Alabama Ornithological Society (AOS), Alabama Power; Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center Oyster Gardeners; Azalea Trail Maids; “Boat House Buddies” authors; Dauphin Island Fire Department; DISL Docents; DISL Foundation; DISL Graduate Student Organization; Environmental Studies Center; Manatee Sighting Network; Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS); Mobile Bay National Estuary Program; Mobile County Emergency Management Agency; National Weather Service; NOAA Fisheries; Northern Gulf Institute; Sand Island Lighthouse Foundation; Share the Beach; The Nature Conservancy; Town of Dauphin Island; US Coast Guard Auxiliary; US Coast Guard Aviation Training Center.


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