Discovery Labs are free, family-friendly programs provided each month by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR) at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester Point. Designed with elementary-aged youth and their parents in mind, each lab focuses on a different topic related to the Chesapeake Bay and our local environment and includes exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities as well as a short presentation by a scientist from VIMS.
The January installment of the Discovery Lab series takes place on Tuesday, January 16th and will showcase different technologies used by marine scientists to advance our knowledge of the ocean. Attendees will get hands-on experience with several tools of the trade, and VIMS PhD student Lydia Bienlien will share how VIMS scientists use drone technology to study harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay.
All Discovery Labs take place from 6:00-8:00 pm (presentation from 6:30-7:00 pm) on the VIMS campus in Gloucester Point. Registration is required due to limited space. Visit www.vims.edu/events or call 804-684-7061 to register and find out more information on this and all upcoming Discovery Labs.