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Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary
The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is a wastewater treatment plant for the city of Arcata, and the site of Humboldt's innovative wastewater aquaculture project. It is also a popular recreation area for birdwatchers, joggers, cyclists and picnickers. With 4 1/2 miles of trails, the Interpretive Center, located at 569 G Street, is open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and offers tours on Saturdays at 2:00 pm. The Redwood Region Audubon Society Chapter offers guided birdwatching walks on Saturdays at 8:30 am from the foot of "I" Street. Guests are welcome to visit the Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary at any time, marsh tours start at G Street. (Phone: 707-826-2359).
First Street Gallery
Through HSU First Street Gallery, the University seeks to expand its mission in the visual arts by bringing contemporary and culturally significant fine art to our community. The gallery’s top priority, through the Museum and Gallery Practices Program, is to provide HSU students with real world job skills by learning firsthand about managing, preparing and curating museum quality art exhibits.
The gallery provides a publicly accessible venue for art made by international, national and regional, artists as well as the faculty, staff, students and alumni of Humboldt State University. HSU First Street Gallery is open from noon until 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday. The gallery is located in Old Town, Eureka at 422 First Street between E and F streets. (Phone: 707-443-6363).
Coral Sea Research Vessel
The Coral Sea is Humboldt State's marine research vessel and is used by students and faculty in several departments involved with marine science, including Oceanography, Fisheries and Geology as well as Biological Sciences. For nearly 40 years, Humboldt State students have used this outdoor classroom to go to sea and study the amazing Pacific Ocean. The vessel is docked at the Woodley Island Marina in Eureka, by the Fisherman's Memorial. (Phone: 707-826-3671).
Marine Science Laboratory
The University's Marine Science Laboratory is located in Trinidad, a 15-minute drive north of the campus. The lab includes a circulating seawater system and contains lecture rooms and labs for classes and student research. The lab is open for self-guided tours on Saturday from noon until 4:00 pm and Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. In addition to the beautiful view of the ocean, the lab offers a variety of aquariums and a small touch tank (if you've never petted a sea slug, here's your chance). The lab is located at 570 Ewing Street in the town of Trinidad. To get to the laboratory, drive north on Highway 101 and take the "Trinidad" exit. At the stop sign, turn left and drive through town. The Marine Lab will be on your right just as you start down the hill to the harbor. (Phone: 707-826-3671).
For further information regarding Fall Admissions Day activities please contact: Marissa Mourer at marissa@ humboldt.edu