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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Real Submarine on display at Science Museum

Something new for the kids this summer -- visitors to the Miami Science Museum (3280 S. Miami Avenue), will have the opportunity to view a real submarine on exhibit from July 28–Aug. 12. Provided through a partnership with the OceanGate Foundation by special arrangement with U.S. Submarines, the S101 submarine will give visitors and campers a chance to dive into the science of submarines and the forces they encounter while traveling the world’s oceans.

On Saturday, August 4 at 2 pm, OceanGate Foundation is holding a special presentation for family audiences where they will discuss the history of submarines, present info on submarine research taking place in Miami, field questions from the audience and more. Attendees will also be able to take a closer look at the S101 submarine on display. The presentation is free with paid museum admission.

The Museum has
 "Into the Deep" Summer Camp classes where campers will be able to go inside and explore the submarine and learn about oceanography, periscopes, Morse code, and the other technologies that allow subs to traverse the seven seas. Students participating in the Museum’s Upward Bound outreach program will also enjoy submarine science as part of their summer program.

The OceanGate Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to expand humanity's understanding of the world's oceans through exploration, education, and outreach. They do this through many literally immersive experiences, in small submarines, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), sonar, and SCUBA, while using further technologies to document the expeditions. 
The OceanGate Foundation encapsulates the discoveries from these missions, often with the help of participating students, for distribution to schools and educational programs nationwide.

Thousands of students have been shown new ways they might get excited about science and technology by getting involved in the oceans through this work. Partnerships with organizations such as the Miami Science Museum make it all possible. For more information, visit www.oceangatefoundation.org.

The upcoming summer camp classes are: 
July 30 – Aug. 3 for 4th and 5th graders and Aug. 6 – 10 for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

For more information about the submarine exhibit, visit www.miamisci.org. For more information about Miami Science Museum’s 2012 Summer Camp, please visit www.miamisci.org/summercamp/classinfo.php, call the camp registrar at (305) 646-4222, or email summercamp@miamisci.org.

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