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2017 NOAA Heritage Week
February 7 - February 11, 2017

Please join us at Gateway to NOAA, located at 1325 East-West Highway, in Silver Spring, MD, for a series of free talks on February 7, 8, and 9 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the NOAA Corps—one of the nation’s seven uniformed services. No reservations required. (Talks run 15-20 minutes.)


Wednesday, February 8 – Noon
Flying for NOAA – Learn from Commander Nicole Cabana, a NOAA Corps pilot, how NOAA’s aircraft fleet provide data vital to hurricane and flood forecasts, marine life studies, and emergency response.


Thursday, February 9 – Noon
Sailing for NOAA – Learn from NOAA Corps Commander Colin Little how NOAA’s fleet of research and survey ships conduct oceanographic research, map the seafloor, study marine life, and explore the ocean.


Tomorrow Special NOAA Heritage Week Exhibit and Talk: Out of the Vault: The Coast and Geodetic Survey

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
Exhibit open: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Talk: 2:00-2:45 p.m.
NOAA Central Library
1315 East West Highway (SSMC3), 2nd floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910

View rare and unique books and items that tell the story of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, the nation's first science agency. Treasures on display will include: 17th century land surveying texts, early topographic maps, and treatises on nautical surveying. Enjoy a talk at 2:00 p.m. by Coast and Geodetic Survey history expert Skip Theberge, who will discuss the collection. Refreshments served. The talk will also be accessible via webinar. The event is free and open to the public. Members of the public interested in attending the exhibit, and anyone wishing to tune into the webinar, should RSVP to library.reference@noaa.gov. A government-issued photo ID is required for those attending in person.