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aMuze! Interactive DialogSystem engages visitors at “Gateway to NOAA”

Located just steps from the Silver Spring Metro Station – Red Line, “Gateway to NOAA” is a new, permanent exhibit on NOAA’s Silver Spring, Md. campus highlighting the ways in which NOAA takes the pulse of the planet every day and protects and manages ocean and coastal resources. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and is located at 1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring.

The aMuze! DialogStation enables visitors to make a commitment to reducing their climate footprints by choosing from a variety of actions they can take in their homes and out in society. They can also see what others have comitted to doing.

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NOAA staff has full control over the content of the screen via the DialogSystem’s web-based administration, which also gives them access to statistics on how visitors are voting. Hosted by aMuze!, the System is monitored and easily updated.

The exhibit features a number of other engaging displays:

  • The “NOAA Heritage” section features historic scientific instruments and other tools and artifacts from the agency’s 200-year history.
  • The “Earth Observations” section highlights the ways in which NOAA gathers information about our environment on land, sea, and sky.
  • Do you know the difference between weather and climate? Get the answer in the “Weather and Climate” section, which focuses on NOAA’s role in forecasting the weather and understanding climate processes.
  • In the “Water” section, the public can learn how NOAA supports safe navigation and commerce, explores the deep sea, and manages and protects coastal and ocean resources both locally and across the nation.
  • Go behind the headlines in the “NOAA in the News” section, which features an interactive display through which visitors can explore our ocean world.