Cal Poly will hold an open house of its pier in Avila Beach on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
The fall open house will feature interactive displays, including special touch tanks with live marine creatures; microscopes for viewing ultra-small sea creatures; a “Discover Scuba” experience and more, according to a news release.
Cal Poly professors and students will be on hand to explain their ongoing research into local marine life, including protecting Morro Bay’s ecosystem, sustaining local fisheries, and mapping ocean currents on the Central Coast.
Displays will be located at the ocean end of the Cal Poly Pier, which is a little more than a half-mile long. The walking tour requires that attendees wear closed-toe shoes.
The pier is located on Avila Beach Drive, just west of the San Luis Creek Bridge. Parking is very limited near the pier, so attendees are encouraged to park in the public parking lots in Avila Beach and walk to the pier.
In the event of rain, the Nov. 15 open house will be canceled. For more information, call 805-756-6777.