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Tahoe Maritime Museum celebrates California Museum Month

Photo courtesy Undersea Voyager ProjectScott Cassell, president of the Undersea Voyager Project, will be speaking at the Museum on May 7. 'Great White' will take a six-week tour in Lake Tahoe.

There are more than 1,300 museums in California. Museums are nonprofit and educational institutions that interpret and preserve art, natural history, artifacts and more. May is California Museum Month and Tahoe Maritime Museum invites you to the first in a series of lectures to celebrate.

The Tahoe Maritime Museum’s public education mission comes to life with the new West Shore lecture series. Visitors gain insights on science and undersea exploration, see great underwater photographs of the shipwrecks of Tahoe, gain insights on classic wooden boats and restoration as well as the making of the Thunderbird model and more. Some time for socializing and light refreshments takes place from 5 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation and time for comments and questions.

Thursday May 7: Submarine Exploration in Lake Tahoe by Scott Cassell, President of the Undersea Voyager Project. The Undersea Voyager Project’s (UVP) mission is to circumnavigate and study the Earth’s oceans at depths of 100-1,000 feet utilizing human piloted submersibles. UVP will advance and communicate scientific understanding of the oceans and human impact on the marine environment to a global audience. Hear from charismatic Scott Cassell about UVP’s first in-water activity with “Great White,” a manned submersible that will dive for six weeks in Lake Tahoe this summer. Great White will perform water quality testing and search for animal life, shipwrecks and signs of pollution.

The scientists will also perform vibra-core sampling of the three earthquake faults. The Project’s findings will be broadcast to classrooms all over the world. This presentation is inspiring for middle and high school students as well as adults. $10 includes light refreshments.

Visit http://www.underseavoyager.org.

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