For more tour information see Visiting BML.
Bodega Marine Laboratory hosts a scientific seminar series at 4:00 p.m., select Wednesdays, in the BML Lecture Hall (unless otherwise noted). These talks are open to the public. Join us for coffee and cookies at 3:45 p.m. in the BML Great Hall.
BML Research Talks: Informal presentations by BML scientists that foster creative discussion and potential collaboration with other BML residents. Seating is limited and the schedule is subject to change.
“Meet The Scientists” Open House
BML scientists opened their labs to the public in 2005, for our third Open House. Over 1,300 people attended the event, receiving demonstrations and information from 120 enthusiastic scientists, staff, students and volunteers. Thirty-one exhibits provided visitors with answers to questions ranging from blacktailed deer behavior to endangered salmon to the ecological importance of eelgrass beds. Hands-on experiences included tidepool animals, quizzes, microscopic identification of plankton and crafting kelp mobiles. As they exited, many visitors expressed that it was a fabulous event including a comment from one visitor who said, “This was the best day of my life!”
Dates for future open house events TBA.
UC Davis Picnic Day
BML’s exhibit at UC Davis Picnic Day continues to connect BML to the campus community. For some students, Picnic Day has led to coursework and study at BML as part of their education. Picnic Day is the largest student-run event in the United States and is the annual Open House for UC Davis with over 50,000 visitors annually.
Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival
BML contributes to the Bodega Bay community by volunteering assistance at the annual Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival, a two-day community event that hosts 25,000 visitors annually. In addition to providing the children’s touch tidepool and offering shuttle tours of BML, faculty, staff and students manage and sell beverages with proceeds going to the community. Each year features a different theme, and a “Bathtub Race”, setting the aquatic stage for BML’s reggae-themed floating vessel called “BML & the Whalers,” which won trophies for fastest and best-decorated “bathtub”.
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