Skidaway Marine Science Day set for Oct. 16

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC)- The Skidaway Marine Science Day is set for Oct. 16.

The afternoon will include marine science programs, displays, tours and hands-on activities noon to 4 p.m. on Skidaway Island.

There will also be an open house of the Skidaway  Island campus with activities, primarily related to marine science,  for all ages from young children to adults. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

The staff of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary will set up their remotely operated vehicle in a swimming pool and teach visitors how to  drive it and pick up objects from the bottom of the pool.

The day will include a high-tech treasure hunt dubbed "Skiocache," which is modeled after the increasingly popular "geocache" activities in which treasure hunters use GPS devices to track down the locations of hidden prizes.

Skidaway Institute professor Bill Savidge will present a program for parents and students called "How to prepare a successful science fair project," at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the  McGowan Library Auditorium.

All activities at Skidaway Marine Science Day will be free. For additional information, call 912.598.2338, or see

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