URI to celebrate 40th anniversary of research vessel Endeavor with free tours, Sept. 10

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Endeavor approaches the pier at the Graduate School of Oceanography on the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus. Photo courtesy of GSO

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WHAT: The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography is offering free tours of the Endeavor, a world-class research vessel. Event also includes science exhibits and a sea-life touch tank for kids. Food trucks and free parking available.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett Bay Campus, 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett.

WHO: Gov. Gina Raimondo, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, URI President M. David Dooley and Bruce Corliss, dean of URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography, will make remarks starting at 9:30 a.m. Gov. Raimondo and Secretary Gorbea will then tour the ship. Congressman James Langevin will tour the ship mid-day.

CONTACT: For information about covering the event, contact Dave Lavallee, assistant director of URI’s Marketing and Communications Department, at 401-874-5862.