Bristol Land Trust invites public to Roger Williams’ marine science center

The Bristol Land Conservation Trust, a group dedicated to help conserve and protect Bristol’s valuable open space, will visit Roger Williams University on March 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for an overview and tour of the applied marine science research and technology labs.

Tim Scott, Ph.D. of Roger Williams University’s Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED) will host the group on a tour of the state-of-the-art facility, including a marine wetlab and a shellfish hatchery.

Dr. Scott will provide a brief history and overview of the ongoing marine research followed by a guided tour of the Luther H. Blount Shellfish Hatchery by manager Karin Tammi.  The presentation and tour will be held in the marine and natural science building, home to such programs as marine ornamental fish research and wet lab; collaboration with the New England Aquarium; and aquatic diagnostic laboratory.

The Land Trust invites the public to join them on the tour. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.  For information call Ray Payson, chairman, Bristol Land Trust, 253-0247.