Explore an estuary in downtown Rockport
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ROCKPORT-FULTON – The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) will open the Bay Education Center on July 29. The newly constructed center will house the first installment of interactive exhibits that reveal the ecological and economic importance of the Mission-Aransas Estuary.

The exhibits also will highlight the role that the Mission-Aransas NERR plays in estuary research, education, management and protection. Half of the exhibits are currently installed and the remaining exhibits are slated for installation in late August or early September.

Science on a Sphere (SOS) is installed and ready to amaze center visitors. Created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SOS uses computers and video projectors to display astronomical, geological, oceanic and atmospheric information on a 68-inch diameter sphere. The Bay Education Center is one of only 51 sites worldwide to host SOS.

The center invites the public to view the exhibits free of charge during the its hours of operation, from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Suzy Citek, the center’s education specialist, will help visitors explore the exhibits and introduce them to the excitement of Science on a Sphere.

For more information about Science on a Sphere, visit www.sos/

For more information about Mission-Aransas NERR, visit:
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