Seacoast Science Center
Seacoast Science Center to Announce Expansion of Facility and New Initiative to Enhance Marine Environmental Education
UNH News Bureau
April 26, 2001
WHAT: The Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State Park will
announce a major new initiative to fund the expansion of
the facility and to enhance marine environmental education, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire. Sen. Judd Gregg, who secured federal funding to support the initiative, will be present to discuss the success of the Seacoast
Science Center and its future mission.
WHEN: Monday, April 30, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye,
DETAILS: Speakers will include Seacoast Science Center Executive
Director Wendy Lull, UNH Vice President for Research
and Public Service Donald Sundberg, NOAA Deputy Assistant
Administrator for National Ocean Service Ted Lillestolen,
a representative from the N.H. Division of Parks, and
Sen. Judd Gregg.
BACKGROUND: Sen. Judd Gregg has been a supporter of the Center since
it opened in 1992. He secured federal funding in 1997 for
exhibits relating to UNH's Open Ocean Aquaculture Project.
UNH, along with Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant, had an instrumental role in the Center's creation, and is a vital
partner, along with the Audubon Society of N.H., the Friends
of Odiorne Point State Park and the Seacoast Science Center,
and the N.H. Division of Parks. More than 100,000 people a year visit the Center, including 33,000 who participate in educational programs.
CONTACT: Wendy Lull at 603-436-8043, ext. 15
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