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UNH's Jackson Estuarine Lab Open to the Public

By Kathleen Schmitt
N.H. Sea Grant

April 16,2003

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire Marine Docents are eager to lead groups of adults, students and teachers on tours of the university's Jackson Estuarine Laboratory for a behind-the-scenes look at research being conducted at this facility. Tours are available throughout the year.

Located on the shores of Great Bay Estuary at Adams Point, Jackson Lab has been a core marine research facility of UNH for the past 32 years and is overseen by the university's Marine Program. At the lab, UNH faculty members study aquaculture, behavior and physiology of lobsters; sea level impact on coastal environments; habitat restoration and water quality. In a typical year about 25 national and international projects are in progress, supported by a variety of private, state and federal agencies.

Jackson Lab is also the site of the Great Bay Living Lab, a hands-on program that meets many of the New Hampshire science requirements for students in grades 5-12. Workshops for teachers planning to bring their students to this four-hour program in September and October can also be arranged.

Tours of Jackson Lab, the Great Bay Living Lab and other marine education programs are sponsored by NH Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension. Please call Sharon Meeker or Barbara Pinto-Maurer at (603) 749-1565 or email for more information and reservations.

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