The Mount St. Helens Institute has announced that Bill Nye, the Science Guy, will be on hand May 16 to help celebrate the season opening of the Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
Nye’s appearance is part of "It’s a Blast: Volcano Science in Your Backyard!" Acitivities will be held throughout the day. Nye is scheduled to give a presenation from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. There also will be guided walks, presentations by monument scientists and a silent auction.
Tickets are $10 per person, children 8 and under are free, or $35 per person for admission that includes the Nye presentation. Proceeds will support the new "Feel the Pulse of an Active Volcano" exhibit which is in development and will be introduced in May 2010.