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Discovery Lab at VIMS – Plastic Pollution in our Oceans
April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
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.
Plastic pollution is one of the most significant issues facing our oceans today. Join us on April 16th as we explore the issues surrounding plastic pollution, and provide suggestions for how you can reduce your usage of single-use plastics. VIMS graduate student Meredith Seeley will talk about her research on microplastics in the ocean.
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.