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Campus Currents May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

Boundless Birch

Intruder aleGet charged up about the future of energy at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Boundless Energy is a new, interactive exhibit that celebrates the innovative ways we can use natural forces to power our lives.

This outdoor playground features cool technology powered by the sun, wind and oceans. Children can expend their own "boundless energy" in a kinetic play area. Visitors also can propel a mechanical fish with solar energy, explore towering wind turbines and create green energy at wave and water tables while they learn about the sustainable practices being employed across the UC San Diego campus.

Boundless Energy, made possible by lead sponsor Sempra Energy Foundation, is a natural extension to Feeling the Heat: The Climate Challenge, Birch Aquarium's award-winning exhibit on climate change. More than two million people are expected to visit Boundless Energy during its five-year run.

Boundless Energy is included with general aquarium admission. (Admission is free to all UCSD Alumni Associates and Benefactors, when you show your loyalty card. Visit alumni.ucsd.edu/card for information.)

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Visit aquarium.ucsd.edu for more information.

—Jessica Z. Crawford