One of the exhibits at last year’s open house.
Nicole Peterson
One of the exhibits at last year’s open house.

Families, students and children are invited to get their hands wet on Saturday with “Our Watery World,” the University of Washington’s second-annual aquatic science open house.

This free and family-friendly afternoon of hands-on learning will feature tours of a research boat, a Puget Sound invertebrate tank and more May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. in fishery sciences and oceanography buildings on campus.

Now in its second year, the event is a collaboration among the Students Explore Aquatic Sciences outreach program, the ARGO outreach program, the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and the School of Oceanography. This year, participants can visit even more science labs and engage in hands-on activities on topics spanning freshwater to oceans, microbes to whales, and everything in between.

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