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The Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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July 2018

Activity Days at VIMS

July 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 25, 2018

VIMS, Watermen’s Hall, 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Stop by the Visitors Center at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons July 11th through July 25th for hands-on activities and an up-close look at animals that live in the Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries. A docent will be available in the Visitors Center to answer questions about VIMS and the exhibits. Activity Days are family-friendly programs that are open to all ages, free of charge, and do not require a reservation.…

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After Hours at VIMS: Fake News or Real Science?

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIMS, Watermen’s Hall, 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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The deep sea is a mysterious and intriguing place. Join us as Dr. Mike Vecchione, an expert on deep sea squids and octopods, shares information on the rare creatures he has encountered during his explorations of the ocean depths. Dr. Vecchione is a Zoologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service, Curator of Cephalopods at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, and an adjunct faculty member at VIMS. Free and open to the public. This is the July installment of…

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A Scientist Walks into a Bar: Graduate Student Edition

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tradition Brewing Company, 700 Thimble Shoals, Suite 103/104
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Stop by Tradition Brewing Company in Newport News to learn about the fascinating research graduate students at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are conducting. Three students will give 5-minute fast-talks throughout the evening and have posters of their research on display. Drop in, talk with the students, and enter to win cool door prizes and discounts. Topics for the evening include: Jessica Turner @ 6:30pm Clear Waters: Impacts of oyster farms on water quality Kathy Longmire @ 7:00pm Saved…

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August 2018

Discovery Lab at VIMS – Feeding Frenzy

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIMS – Catlett-Burress Research and Education Teaching lab, 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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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 VIMS scientist. On Tuesday, August 21st, Discovery Lab participants will explore…

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After Hours at VIMS: Seagrasses and Bay Scallops

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIMS, Watermen’s Hall, 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Underwater grasses are an important part of Virginia’s coastal bay ecosystem as they improve water quality, store carbon, and provide critical habitat for juvenile blue crabs, striped bass, bay scallops, and other aquatic species. In the 1930s, seagrasses, and the bay scallops that depended on them, completely disappeared from Virginia’s coastal bays. Join us as Dr. Robert Orth shares how seagrass restoration efforts led by VIMS scientists are paving the way for restoration of bay scallops on the Eastern Shore…

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September 2018

Discovery Lab at VIMS – Marine Careers

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIMS – Catlett-Burress Research and Education Teaching lab, 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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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 VIMS scientist. The final Discovery Lab for 2018 will take place…

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VIMS After Hours – Virginia’s Barrier Islands: Breakneck Change in a Rapidly Changing World

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIMS, Watermen’s Hall, 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Barrier islands and their marshes and bays are home to diverse ecological communities and large-scale infrastructure. Although they are a seemingly permanent feature of our coasts, these islands are among the most rapidly-changing landscapes on earth. No barrier system on the US East Coast changes as swiftly as those found along Virginia's Eastern Shore. Join us as Dr. Christopher Hein shares the geology, human history, and modern change seen along barrier islands in Virginia and around the world. This is…

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October 2018

After Hours at VIMS – Ghost Forests, Zombie Shrimp, and Space Fish: Strange but true tales of the salt marsh

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIMS, Watermen’s Hall, 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Why do zombie crustaceans mindlessly wander the marsh? Why can’t a snail let go of its past? Join us as Dr. David Johnson of VIMS answers these questions and shares stories of the strange animals wonderfully adapted to life in a salt marsh. This is the October installment of the 2018 After Hours Lecture Series. All After Hours lectures take place at 7:00 pm in Watermen’s Hall on the VIMS campus, 1375 Greate Road, Gloucester Point. Reservations to this free,…

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