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VIMS, Watermen’s Hall

1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
804-684-7010

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June 2018

After Hours at VIMS: Fake News or Real Science?

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIMS, Watermen’s Hall, 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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“Fake news” has become a complicating factor in today’s society and is of particular concern to the scientific community. It has the ability to communicate false information, undermine the scientific process, and create distrust of scientists within the general public. Join us as a panel of VIMS scientists and media professionals discuss how fake news affects science and how to distinguish it from scientifically sound news stories. This is the June installment of the 2018 VIMS After Hours Lecture Series.…

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July 2018

Activity Days at VIMS

July 11 @ 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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August 2018

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

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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