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2019 Coast Day Events

Lectures and Performances

11:30 a.m. Coast Day Welcome Ceremony
Announcements and recognition of Coast Day Fifth-Grade Essay Contest and Photography Contest winners. Location: Cannon Lab, Porch. (In case of inclement weather, ceremony will be held in Cannon Lab, Room 203.)

12:30 p.m. Focus on the Coast Lecture—Reef Real Estate—How Coral Reef Fish Choose a Home
CEOE professor Danielle Dixson will discuss her research into the cues fish use when selecting a coral reef. Location: Cannon Lab 202

12:30 p.m. Chemical Magic Show
Join CEOE professor and wizard George Luther for this educational performance, a perennial family favorite. Location: Harbor Room, Virden Center

1:00 p.m. Study at the University of Delaware
Staff and faculty from UD and the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment will present on options for undergraduate coursework and answer questions from prospective students and their families. Register here. Location: Marine Studies Library, Cannon Lab 234.

1:30 p.m. Focus on the Coast Lecture—Living and Working on the East Antarctic Plateau—A Travelogue
CEOE Geography professor Dana Veron shares her experiences studying the climate in Antarctica last winter. Location: Cannon Lab 202

2:15 p.m. Watershed Dance
Choreographed by A.T. Moffett, science dramaturge Jame McCray. Watershed places the human journey in the context of water systems. Talkback with the audience following the show. Location: Near Chowder Challenge tent

2:30 p.m. Focus on the Coast Lecture—Bombs at Bikini—Mapping Operation Crossroads Nuclear Battlefield 74 years later
CEOE Associate Professor Art Trembanis will share his team’s experience using technology from the Robotic Discovery Laboratories to map the waters surrounding Bikini Atoll. Location: Cannon Lab 202

2:30 p.m. Chemical Magic Show
Join CEOE professor and wizard George Luther for this educational performance, a perennial family favorite. Location: Harbor Room, Virden Center

3:30 p.m. Focus on the Coast Lecture—Discover Delaware’s Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles
Suzanne Thurman, executive director of the Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation (MERR) Institute, shares stories from nearly 20 years of work. Location: Cannon Lab 202