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.