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 on Tuesday, September 18th. Join us as we explore the variety of careers related to the marine environment – from fishing and crabbing, to shipbuilding, tourism, and research. Participants will get hands-on experience with “tools of the trade” associated with different marine-related careers as well as hear about how people in different careers and with different interests come together to support sustainable oyster harvests in the 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 to find out more information on this and all upcoming Discovery Labs.