Science at the Stadium

The Ocean Discovery Zone is a popular booth for all ages! (c) ECOGIG

Fall 2017 Science at the Stadium Schedule

Coming soon!

See photos of previous Science at the Stadium seasons on Facebook 

About Science at the Stadium

Science at the Stadium is an extension of the Ocean Discovery Zone program and is one of our signature outreach activities. Science at the Stadium was initiated in Fall 2014 at the University of Georgia and has since expanded to include other institutions from our consortium.

Love it or hate it, football is a passion for people around the country -- especially in the southeastern United States -- and a remarkable number of people fill our stadiums every Saturday in the Fall. By presenting the Ocean Discovery Zone exhibit to football fans during long days of tailgating, we're able to reach people who might not otherwise seek out the information we can provide.

Non-scientists of all ages visit our booth throughout the day to drive the model Remotely Operated Vehicles and earn honorary ECOGIG Pilot's Licenses. Visitors can build unique deepwater corals, see a model of a natural hydrocarbon seep, and view video content and information displays about the Gulf and deep sea exploration.

The most exciting part of the program is the opportunity to talk with visitors about our work and its relevance. Their questions and enthusiasm are inspiring and thought-provoking.

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) wrote a very nice article about this signature event- you can find it online here.

ECOGIG outreach staff chatting with Penn State fans at Penn State's Fan Fest on September 3rd, 2016.

 

ECOGIG graduate student Sarah Harrison sharing our model ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) with Georgia fans at our first Science at the Stadium event of 2015.

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