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Public Tours of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science
August 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join us for a tour of VIMS! During this 2-hour guided tour you will receive an overview of VIMS, a guided tour of our Visitors Center, and you will visit two of our research laboratories where you will talk with our scientists. On August 16, we will be visiting the Coastal Geology lab and the Multispecies Fisheries Research lab. In the Coastal Geology lab you’ll learn about VIMS’ research on our ever-changing shorelines and barrier islands. In the Multispecies Fisheries Research lab you’ll hear about how VIMS monitors populations of fishes and sharks in the Bay and along the Atlantic Coast – including how we determine the age of a fish and how we tell what it eats (can you say stomach dissection?!).
Tours of VIMS are designed for adults. Children must be at least 9 years old to attend. Space is limited and registration must be completed at least two days in advance. Visit www.vims.edu/events or call 804-684-7061 to register.