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USGS Leetown Science Center to host Earth Day Open House

By Staff | May 4, 2017

The U.S. Geological Survey Leetown Science Center will host a free Open House and Earth Day celebration this Saturday. The day’s events will include hands-on-exhibits, demonstrations about fish and tours of the facility.

Demonstrations will highlight fish health and life histories, showcase a living experimental stream, cover methods for early detection and defense against invasive species, and discuss how Leetown research is used to support conservation and restoration of fish species and their habitats from streams to deepwater ocean coral communities. USGS scientists will also provide an overview of the research conducted at Leetown, which is used by decision makers to sustainably manage the region’s recreational and commercial fisheries. Click here to download the schedule of activities.

The center is located at 11649 Leetown Road in Kearneysville. The open house will run from noon to 5 p.m.

Please note that no pets, other than service animals, are allowed on premises; exhibits are wheelchair accessible and maps will be available to guide attendees through the activities.

For more information, please call 304-724-4400.