Update: The Sunday, May 23rd open house has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 25th. Details are below.
Scheduled arrival: May 24, 2010
Scheduled departure: May 26, 2010
Moorage location: Wharf #1 guest dock (California dock)
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Public events during the Monterey Bay port call:
Event: Public presentation featuring David Thoreson’s images from throughout the Expedition
Details: Led by Ocean Watch Captain Mark Schrader with an introduction by David Rockefeller, Jr. and images from Expedition Photographer David Thoreson. All ages welcome, no cost to attend. Update: The presentation will be led by onboard scientist Dr. Michael Reynolds in the event Captain Schrader and the crew have not yet arrived.
Date: Monday, May 24th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Monterey History & Maritime Museum Theater, Stanton Center, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940. Please note that the History & Maritime Museum is currently closed for renovations but will be opened at 6:45pm to allow access to the theater.
Event: Dockside open house
Details: Meet the crew, tour S/V Ocean Watch, learn about onboard research and participate in hands-on marine science activities led by the Around the Americas Education Team from the Pacific Science Center. All ages welcome, no cost to attend.
Date: Tuesday, May 25th
Time: 11:00 – 2:00pm and 5:00 – 6:00pm
Location: Wharf # 1 guest dock (California dock), Wharf 1, Monterey, CA 93940
Monterey Bay Partners:
Background on Monterey:
Monterey Bay is an inlet off the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The city of Monterey is located on The Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, which runs 276 miles along the coats and is largest marine sanctuary in the United States. Historically, Monterey was known as a whaling and fishing port. Today, the area depends on tourism and light manufacturing. The area features abundant marine life including sea lions, otters, harbor seals, bat rays, kelp forests, pelicans and dolphins. A few miles offshore is the Monterey Canyon, the largest and deepest underwater canyon off the North American Pacific Coast.