This year, our Mural Painting Activity illustrated marine mammals of the Gulf of Mexico, along with a few seabirds.
The Sea Turtle Obstacle course was so popular in 2013, that we've decided to make it a permanent part of Ocean Discovery Day. This gave kids a chance to run around and burn energy while learning about the life cycle of sea turtles and the perils they face.
The following pictures highlight activities captured by Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary staff throughout the day.
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Photo credits: FGBNMS/Drinnen
Avenue U was lined with vehicles of over 1000 visitors to the 7th annual Ocean Discovery Day.
Barney and Tom were two of the volunteers helping to greet guests, run activities, and direct traffic.
Shelley DuPuy organized all of the volunteers for this event.
There was plenty to discover in almost every building on the NOAA campus.