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Media Advisory: USGS Open House, May 19-20
Released: 5/18/2012 5:15:36 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communications and Publishing
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119
Reston, VA 20192
Christy Ryan 1-click interview
Phone: (650) 329-4356

Leslie Gordon 1-click interview
Phone: (650) 329-4000

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Members of the news media are invited to attend the U.S. Geological Survey Open House in Menlo Park this weekend.  This event includes over 80 exhibits that highlight the work USGS scientists do. Join them in action as they share the excitement of their scientific work and discoveries with the general public.  Since 1984, the USGS has opened its doors to the public every three years, so that they could get a better understanding of what we do as a federal government science agency. 

Reporters can dress like a scientist, analyze the chemical composition of small objects, measure stream flow, pan for gold, learn about local rocks, and make your own earthquake.

What: Interview opportunities are available on both days, while USGS scientists are at their exhibit booths. If you are looking to speak with someone specifically about an exhibit, we can arrange that for you. Please look at the list of exhibitors in the link below.

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: U.S. Geological Survey’s Menlo Park Campus
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

More information and directions: Open House website

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