October 2020: School Groups by Invitation
Milford Lab Virtual Open House
The open house is a unique opportunity for the public to tour a fisheries lab, interact with scientists, and see first-hand the types of research projects that are conducted and how they serve the shellfish aquaculture industry and the wider community.
UPDATE: We are working on a virtual Milford Lab Open House this year, in order to comply with restrictions on gatherings and ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors. We look forward to connecting with students and the public via virtual content. Please check back for more information.
Visit the NOAA Fisheries Milford Laboratory this year at our annual Open House to learn more about Long Island Sound and our research! Bring your curiosity and enthusiasm for ocean science.
The first day of the open house is designated for local and regional school groups. As many as 500 students, from all grade levels, tour the lab in small groups. Often the school groups have completed related Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curricula or projects, or bring study aids to complement their visit. This event both enhances learning in ocean science and provides an opportunity for career exploration. On the second day, the general public is invited to visit and tour the lab at their own pace; families, community groups, and curious community members are welcome. We hope you will consider a visit during our next open house.