SSU Invites All to Be a Scientist at "Walk Through the Watershed," April 13

watershedegret.jpegThe School of Science and Technology and SSU Preserves have teamed up to host the SSU Science Festival on Saturday, April 13 in Darwin Hall from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. The free festival takes visitors on an exploration of local watersheds and science activities at SSU.

The SSU Science Festival includes something for everyone -- from the smallest scientist to the watershed ecologist or the simply curious. All of the displays are designed and presented by students for anyone interested in science.

A 40-foot interactive display takes visitors on a journey down Copeland Creek to the Pacific Ocean with fun facts about habitats and information about how science is needed to understand water issues. Visitors can find out where their water comes from with the Sonoma County Water Agency's 3-D model of water flow in the watershed.

Department laboratories and collections on all floors are open with hands-on displays. Visitors can participate in activities, talk to students and faculty, and learn more about what scientists do.

Participants can also explore the campus: take self-guided tours of Copeland Creek and campus gardens and the Water Art Exhibit at the SSU Library, and other Seawolf Day activities on campus.

The Science Festival occurs on SSU's Seawolf Day, where prospective students and their families visit the SSU campus.

Daily parking rate is $5.

More information about the event can be found at or by contacting Claudia Luke, Director of the SSU Preserves and Field Stations, 707-664-3416 or

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