Sunday, August 5, 2007: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Lower Level Lobby, San Jose McEnery Convention Center
FT 11 - Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium, located in historic Cannery Row, contains nearly 200 galleries and exhibits devoted to the diverse habitats of Monterey Bay. The four largest exhibits are the Outer Bay featuring open ocean habitats; the Kelp Forest presenting a three-story tank with diver’s-eye view of a towering kelp forest; Monterey Bay Habitats representing rocky and sandy shores and splash zone habitats; and Sea Otters along the Rocky Coast giving visitors a close-up look at these playful and curious mammals. The live collection at the museum is made up of more than 35,000 animals and plants representing over 550 species of fishes, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles, birds and plants found in Monterey Bay and other marine habitats worldwide. The purpose of this field trip is to provide participants with a day to explore the wonders of this fascinating museum on the California coast. Dr. Shannon Bros, biology professor at San Jose State University, will guide participants throughout the aquarium displays and provide free time for wandering. Wear sturdy shoes for a day of museum exploration. Lunch will not be provided; participants will have the opportunity to purchase lunch in the museum café or nearby restaurants. Families and children are encouraged to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium; there are numerous educational displays, otter and penguin programs and touch pools specifically designed for children. Monterey Bay Aquarium
Organizer:Shannon Bros, San Jose State University

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