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Take a Great Bay or Isles of Shoals Discovery Cruise

May 20, 2009

Join the UNH Marine Docents this summer for a day cruise aboard the university’s research vessel, the R/V Gulf Challenger. Find out what UNH researchers are learning about the marine and estuarine environments, and get up close and personal with coastal creatures and local history.
 
Learn about the history of New Hampshire’s seacoast aboard the Isles of Shoals Discovery Cruise. The Shoals cruise includes a hike around Appledore Island and a tour of the Shoals Marine Lab. Or choose the Great Bay Discovery Cruise and travel up the Piscataqua River into Little Bay/Great Bay Estuary. Marine Docents will lead activities such as catching plankton and testing water quality. The Great Bay Cruise also stops for a tour of the UNH Jackson Estuarine Laboratory.
 
Cruises depart from the UNH pier in New Castle. Children ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Space is limited so­ reserve your cruise now. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.unh.edu/marine-education.
 
Discovery Cruises are sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and N.H. Sea Grant.
 
Isles of Shoals Discovery Cruise, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., $40.
(includes a stop at Appledore Island and Shoals Marine Laboratory)
For cruise dates:http://www.unh.edu/marine-education/programs/isles-of-shoals.html

Great Bay Discovery Cruise, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., $25
(Includes a stop at Jackson Estuarine Laboratory)
For more information: http://www.unh.edu/marine-education/programs/great-bay.html
 


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