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DRI to celebrate 50th anniversary with open house Saturday



Desert Research InstituteSee, feel and experience how DRI’s cutting-edge science is improving lives all over the world. Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to take a self-guided tour to learn how researchers are using new and innovative research methods and tools to provide scientific solutions to environmental problems in Nevada and throughout the world this Saturday, Sept. 26.

“The open house will be a day of exploration, learning and fun for our guests,” said Dr. Stephen Wells, DRI President. “DRI scientists and engineers are eager to show how DRI is working hard to understand how the world around us is changing, by learning from its past and examining life on Earth today.”

There will be equipment and lab demonstrations, a future scientist area for younger guests, and scientific presentations on topics ranging from climate change to fossil discovery to air pollution and clean drinking water.


Saturday, Sept. 26
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
DRI Northern Nevada Science Center
2215 Raggio Parkway
Free and open to the public
Snacks are available for purchase, but lunch will not be provided

For more information, to RSVP, to print out a map and to plan out your visit, check us out online. The National Weather Service and the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library are joining DRI and will also be holding open houses the same day.

Established by the Nevada Legislature in 1959, DRI is a stand-alone educational and research institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education. DRI scientists have traveled from their desert home to the far reaches of the globe to study the air, the land, the water and life forms in many environments. They have investigated the forces of nature and the needs of people in their search for answers.

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