Santa Barbara Maritime Museum openhouse
               
On June 5th 1999, The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum held an openhouse to introduce the public to the Maritime Museum and The Sustainable Seas Expedition. The six hour event included exhibits and activities, a press conference, a Chumash welcoming ceremony, and appearances by both the Deepworker submersibles and the Chumash Tomol Elye'wun. Among the people present were Congresswoman Lois Capps and National Geographic's Explorer in Residence Dr. Silvia Earle. Along with being on hand to broadcast this community event, RAIN also had a booth setup to introduce the public to it's Camp Internet Online Distance Education program.

Congresswoman Lois Capps speaks at the openhouse reception  
Dr. Sylvia Earle explains the importance of the SSE project at the Chumash reception  
A Venezuelan elder speaking at the Chumash reception  
The Chumash present their tomol up the stairs of the Maritime Museum  
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
 
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