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MSU Science Festival will explore the earth’s waters on Thursday

(Photo Courtesy/NOAA Sanctuaries) Watch "Earth is Blue" on Thursday at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center.

Alpena, Mich. — A “blue” festival and night at the museum will takeover the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary on Thursday.

Michigan State University’s Science Festival is coming to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center as part of the Sanctuary Cinema Series. This is the fifth year the sanctuary and MSU have teamed up to bring information and entertainment.

Folks can watch different short films from the National Marine Sanctuary System’s “Earth is Blue” film series. Each of the 14 short film is based on a different site in the marine sanctuaries. They showcase the importance of water for different ecosystems.

“What’s really neat about those films is that as you watch this incredible cinematography, you can’t help but feel that responsibility to take great care of our blue planet,” said Katie Wolf, director of the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. “Most of the earth is made up of water, and so we have this responsibility to make sure that we take care of that water.”

Catch the collection of ‘Earth is Blue” films this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The museum will also be open for folks to explore and enjoy. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit