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MEDIA ADVISORY: Come to NOAA’s annual open house in Silver Spring on Feb. 6

February 1, 2016
Visit the NOAA Open House for free activities, engaging guest presentations, interactive exhibits, and hands-on learning for ages 5 and up.

NOAA will open its Silver Spring, Maryland campus to the public for a series of free activities, including scientific presentations, interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. Meet and talk with scientists, weather forecasters, hurricane hunter pilots, and others, who work to understand our environment, protect life and property, and conserve and protect natural resources. A full list of activities can be found at http://noaa.gov/openhouse.   

Join the fun at the NOAA Open House to learn about weather and water with NOAA’s mascots, Owlie Skywarn (shown here) and Sanctuary Sam.
Join the fun at the NOAA Open House to learn about weather and water with NOAA’s mascots, Owlie Skywarn (shown here) and Sanctuary Sam. (NOAA)

WHAT:
NOAA open house

WHEN:
Saturday, Feb. 6, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., registration opens at 8:30 a.m.  

WHERE:
1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland (Metro: Red line to Silver Spring)
A government-issued photo ID is required for adults.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY:
The day before the Open House, on Friday, Feb. 5, NOAA’s mascots, Owlie Skywarn and Sanctuary Sam, and NOAA staff will be available for interviews and photos/videos between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please contact
Keeley Belva (phone and email below) to attend or for further information.

NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Join us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and our other social media channels.

Contact
Keeley Belva

240-533-0940