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IMPORTANT: As of January 19, 2015, in accordance with the REAL ID Act of 2005, we will no longer be able to accept IDs from some U.S. states for access to NOAA facilities, including the NOAA Open House on the NOAA Silver Spring Campus. Click here for details.

2015 NOAA Open House – Saturday, February 7
NOAA Auditorium – 1301 East-West Highway

Please join us in the NOAA Auditorium for a series of free presentations (all day) and the following special talks. (Sign language interpreter available. Photo ID required for adults. Personal belongings subject to inspection. No food or beverages permitted.)

 

Monday, February 9 
Sport Divers Map the Wreck of the USC&GS Steamer Robert J. Walker
12 noon 
Location: SSMC3 – 4th Floor Conference Room

Explorers Club Fellow Steve Nagiewicz will discuss a recent sportdiver mission to map and document the wreck of the 19th century U.S.Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer Robert J. Walker. Special guest Travis Nagiewicz will make a special presentation to NOAA of his digital painting of the Walker in her glory,
surveying the coast. 

Tuesday, February 10
From Whaling To Watching: The Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan
12 noon 
Location: Gateway to NOAA exhibit
 
Join Maritime Archaeologist Deborah Marx from NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries as she discusses the 2014 journey of Charles W. Morgan, a 19th century American whaling ship, to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts from its Mystic, Connecticut homeport.

 

NOAA Heritage Week Lunchtime Talks

Please join us for these free lunchtime talks at Gateway to NOAA, located at 1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD.

Tuesday, February 10
From Whaling To Watching: The Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan
12 noon – Gateway to NOAA
 
Join Maritime Archaeologist Deborah Marx from NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries as she discusses the 2014 journey of Charles W. Morgan, a 19th century American whaling ship, to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts from its Mystic, Connecticut homeport.

Thursday, February 12
Fish Tips 
12 noon - Gateway to NOAA
 
There are a lot of choices at the seafood counter. How do you pick the freshest fish or shellfish? What should you look for? Join Brian Vaubel of NOAA’s Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection as he shares easy tips for buying seafood. In the meantime, visit www.FishWatch.gov for more information!