Gulf of Mexico
Extension, Outreach and Education Workshop
||August 12-13, 2008|
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The NOAA Gulf of Mexico Regional Team Engagement Inservice Workshop was held at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water St., Mobile, Alabama.
Renaissance Riverview Plaza
Located in the revitalized downtown business and entertainment districts, the Renaissance Riverview Plaza rises majestically over the sparkling waters of Mobile Bay, blending southern charm with modern ingenuity. Recent renovations promise a new level of sophistication among downtown Mobile hotels. Bold colors and nautical touches combine seamlessly with exciting technology in luxurious Mobile hotel rooms and suites. Over 44,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space provides the perfect location for successful business engagements and flawless social events.
While you are in the area, there are other sights you might consider seeing.
U.S.S. Alabama and U.S.S. Drum
The U.S.S. Alabama and U.S.S. Drum, a battleship and submarine respectively, offer a chance to experience history close-up. Enjoy a self-guided tour of both vessels, a collection of military aircraft ranging from World War II to the Cold War-era, a variety of tanks and other military equipment, and memorials to both the Vietnam and Korean Wars.
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and IMAX
With more than 100 interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life IMAX films, and fun, hands-on educational programming, the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center aspires to increase science literacy among the people of south Alabama and the Gulf Coast region, residents and visitors alike.
This 65 acre Garden Estate is in full bloom with roses in the summer and chrysanthemums in autumn. On your self-guided walking tour, you will enjoy the 2004 Top Public Rose Garden in the U.S., as awarded by the All-America Rose Selections, experience the Bayou Boardwalk, marvel at Mirror Lake, behold the Great Lawn, view the Asian-American Gardens, stroll through the Butterfly Garden, observe formal garden terraces and more! The Gardens were the creation of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bellingrath. The Gardens first opened to the public in 1932 while a national garden club meeting was taking place in Mobile.