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OR&R celebrates World Oceans Day at a NOAA Open House

JUNE 15, 2018 — On June 8, NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration participated in the NOAA Open House at the Western Regional Center in Seattle, Washington.

Woman demonstrating to two children across a table.
Young visitors enjoy an oil spill demonstration. Image credit: NOAA.

Working together, staff from the Marine Debris Program, Emergency Response Division, and Assessment and Restoration Division engaged children and adults by demonstrating an oil spill in an urban setting using a model city, brown food coloring, and bottle spray, to simulate rain. OR&R staff also challenged visitors’ knowledge of marine debris with a question wheel, provided educational material, and participated in presentations at the auditorium. An estimated 700 people attended the open house, and many stopped by the OR&R tables.

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