The Foss Maritime Discovery Lab opened April 9, 2005 in the Marine Exhibit located in the southern end of the exhibit and was named after its lead funding provider, Foss Maritime.
“I look forward to the opening of the new Discovery Lab as Foss wishes continued great success in making the PTMSC an outstanding model for science education excellence,” said Gilbert Graham, vice president for Foss Maritime at the time of the opening.
|Volunteer Karen DeLorenzo |
works on a research project
in the Discovery Lab.
Anne Murphy, PTMSC’s executive director had championed the Discovery Lab as an essential resource for student education and added, “Opening the Foss Maritime Discovery Lab is a source of tremendous pride and fulfillment for our organization. It’s a dream we’ve been planning and refining for several years. It’s the only lab that we’re aware of in western Washington, where students and community members have access to such a wide array of research tools. We’re very proud to introduce it to the community.”
The lab continues to be used for research, environmental monitoring and culturing projects. Over the years since its opening, kids and adults have deepened their marine science learning experiences through projects conducted in cooperation and collaboration with regional scientists and laboratories.
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