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Festival By The Sound September 24
At UConn/Avery Point
Released: June 15, 2005

Release #05043
Richard Veilleux
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STORRS, Conn.— The second annual Festival by the Sound, to be held at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus on Saturday, Sept. 24, will offer something for everyone, from Discovery-type science exhibits and interactive learning experiences, to on-the-water and laboratory activities in UConn’s world-class ocean science facility, and on the research ship RV Connecticut.

UConn’s marine sciences department and maritime studies program will offer hands-on talks in the University’s new laboratories, and the campus also will host a U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue demonstration in the waters just beyond the Branford House, the castle-like mansion at the end of the Point. During the evening, the Avery Point Lighthouse will be rededicated, capping years of work.

The campus also will be a stop on the Southeastern Connecticut Whale Trail, with a whale designed by Julia Pavonne. Pirates will be on hand to enthrall young children; artists, many with a marine focus, will be selling their wares; rides are available on the Project Oceanology vessels on Long Island Sound; and a host of food and merchandise vendors will be on hand throughout the day.  

The event is sponsored by UConn Avery Point, in conjunction with the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce and many other sponsors from the area.  

Booth space for food, retail and non-profit vendors is available for the day's events.   For more information on sponsorship, participation, or volunteering in any capacity, call Lisa Poole at 860-405-9262 or Ellen Anderson at 860-405-9026.

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