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OMP hosts public lectures and offers annual public beachcombing events, lectures and historic walking tours.
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While on the Bay Campus, stop by the Coastal Institute Bookstore. Featuring books, clothing, and marine-themed gifts, the bookstore is open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11AM-1PM.
Join URI Marine Outreach Scientists on a summer day at low tide for a two-hour beachwalk. Explore Fort Getty, one of Rhode Island's unique coastal beaches. This program gives young people a special chance to have their questions answered about the plants, animals, and minerals found on the beach. These Beachcombing events are free and open to the public.
Enjoy popular one-hour interpretive walks featuring the historic South Ferry area. Led by Wayne and Bernice Durfee, the program begins with a half-hour presentation of historic photos at the Coastal Institute Viistor Center. The walk then ventures down to the site of the old ferry landing, near the remains of WWI military bunkers overlooking Narragansett Bay, and through the campus of the Graduate School of Oceanography. The walking tours are free and are designed for adult audiences.
The annual Charles and Marie Fish Lecture is supported by income from the Charlie and Bobbie Fish Endowment for Oceanography. The endowment was established in 1989 by Marilyn Munro and family in memory of her parents, Drs. Charles and Marie Fish. Through their joint efforts, the Fishes established the University’s first marine biological program in 1935, and eventually a graduate program in oceanography at the Narragansett Marine Laboratory, which later became URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography.