Wednesday, September 29, 1999

World of wonders
awaits young, old
at free UH event

Star-Bulletin staff


University of Hawaii Explore volcanoes and eruptions. Visit the solar system's outer limits. Hunt dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park."

These are only a few of the science-related experiences awaiting children and adults at a free University of Hawaii event scheduled for Oct. 15 and 16.

It's the fifth biennial open house of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.

Public activities will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, the Marine Sciences and Pacific Ocean Science and Technology buildings and surrounding grounds.

About 3,800 students are expected to visit the ocean, earth, atmosphere and space sciences displays and demonstrations.

Visitors will have a chance to examine the impact of the El Nino and La Nina phenomena on weather, examine the impact of earthquakes and landslides around the Hawaiian Islands, and observe findings on seamount Loihi and the planet Mars.

Featured will be hands-on and creative learning activities, laboratory tours, interactive demonstrations, high-tech equipment and displays.

Maps, schedules and programs of events will be available at an information booth. Mention the SOEST Open House to the parking attendant and receive a special rate of $1.50 on Oct. 16 in the quarry parking structure on Dole Street.

The School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology is sponsoring the event with contributions from Aloha Rentals, HEI Charitable Foundation and the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation.

For more information, call 956-8763 or check the Web site

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