There was a lot of commotion at the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Thursday that had nothing to do with basketball.

“Ocean Commotion 2011,” hosted by the Louisiana Sea Grant College, had more than 70 exhibits visited by 2,200 schoolchildren from the Baton Rouge area, said Roy Kron, communications director for the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program.

Exhibits were provided by LSU researchers and public and private organizations. The exhibit were divided into two time slots, each two hours in length, with the early time slot reserved for grades 5-8 students and the other reserved for K-4 students.

The primary purpose of Ocean Commotion is to give students the chance to learn about and touch the products of the sea and coast—the aquatic animals, plants, and minerals—upon which Louisiana’s citizens are so dependent.

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