SJSU in the News: California State University Graduate Students Showcase Marine Labs

Moss Landing Marine Lab Opens Doors to Students

Originally posted in Central Coast News KION/KCBA April 30, 2011

By Jennifer Espinoza

MOSS LANDING, Calif– After budget cuts, we know it’s tough for schools to send students on field trips. That’s why the Moss Landing Marine Lab is opening up its facilities to thousands of them this weekend.

Grad students will be there to show students different exhibits. There will be touch tanks with marine life and some of them with animals you can’t find at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, like certain sea slugs.

This is a way for graduate students from California University campuses to show and get kids excited about science.

“Actually seeing the stuff playing with it and the fun part. i know for us its all about going into the field and seeing and doing” said Kristin Meagher, Moss Landing Marine Lab.

It is a free event, but there will be a raffle that graduate students hope will help them raise money for future events.

I f you are interested in attending the want to go there will be an open house Sunday from 9 am to 5pm. The address is 8272 Moss Landing Road in Moss Landing.