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March 2020

A Scientist Walks Into A Bar

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Virginia Beer Company, 401 2nd St.
Williamsburg, 23185 United States
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Virginia Beer Company in Williamsburg will be our host as three VIMS graduate students give 5-minute fast-talks on the important research they are conducting. Talks will take place every 20 minutes. Drop in, interact with the students, and enter to win door prizes and discounts. Students will have posters of their research and be available to talk with you between presentations.

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VIMS Discovery Lab – Mollusks

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 1375 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Mollusks are soft-bodied invertebrates, most of which have a hard shell. Slugs, snails, octopuses, squids, clams, oysters, and mussels are all types of mollusks. Mollosks are incredibly fascinating animals and play a very important role in the ecosystems they inhabit. During this lab, we will explore all things mollusk! Participants will be able to observe and touch live mollusks as well as other organisms that interact with mollusks in the environment, such as fishes and crabs that live on oyster…

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Alzheimer’s Association – Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alzheimer’s Association MP/NN, 2084 George Washington Memorial Highway
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 10-11 am, Alzheimer’s Association Gloucester Regional Office, 2084 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester Point 23062. This program explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s; details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease; identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms; looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research; and offers helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.

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Alzheimer’s Association – Know the Ten Warning Signs

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Upper King William Senior Center, 8306 King William Road
Aylett, VA 23096 United States
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March 26, Aylett, VA – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Know the Ten Warning Signs, 6-7:30 pm, Upper King William Senior Center, 8306 King William Road, Aylett 23096. Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Learn to recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in yourself and others.

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VIMS After Hours Lecture – VIMS in Antarctica

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 1375 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Every year since 1990 a team of VIMS scientists, led by Dr. Debbie Steinberg, has traveled to Antarctica in order to study and document long-term changes to the region's ecosystem. Join Dr. Steinberg and her team that recently returned from this year's trip as they describe their work and experiences in Antarctica. Dr. Steinberg will provide an overview of the long-term research project and explain how changes in zooplankton communities, the focus of her work in Antarctica, may have a…

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April 2020

Daughters of the American Revolution bus trip to the DAR Library/Headquarters

April 23
DAR Library, 1776 D St NW
Washington, DC, 20006 United States
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$58

Gloucester's own Augustine Warner Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will have a bus trip to the DAR Library/Headquarters in Washington DC for a tour, research opportunity (time allowing), lunch at the Dept. of the Interior and dinner in Fredericksburg. An historically fun day in store! Reservations are first come, be sure to reserve well in advance, deadline is March 1, 2020 for all reservations.

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A Scientist Walks Into A Bar

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Virginia Beer Company, 401 2nd St.
Williamsburg, 23185 United States
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Free

Virginia Beer Company in Williamsburg will be our host as three VIMS graduate students give 5-minute fast-talks on the important research they are conducting. Talks will take place every 20 minutes. Drop in, interact with the students, and enter to win door prizes and discounts. Students will have posters of their research and be available to talk with you between presentations.

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Green Living Expo Teach-In

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gloucester County Public Library-Main, 6920 Main St
Gloucester, United States
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At this event, learn about small things you can actually do to reduce your carbon footprint and benefit the planet. A wide range of organizations will be in attendance for you to learn from. https://www.gloucesterva.info/223/What-YOU-Can-Do

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VIMS After Hours Lecture – Ghost Forests of the Chesapeake Bay

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 1375 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Ghost forests consist of dead trees adjacent to marshes, and are a striking feature of low-lying areas of the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Matt Kirwan will present his research on the topic, which shows that ghost forests are a prominent indicator of sea level rise. His work has been featured by TIME, CNN, and The New York Times. Though ghost forests are a stark reminder of land that was dry and useable just a generation ago, Dr. Kirwan will also explain how they are a…

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May 2020

Daughters of the American Revolution Colonial Foods presentation

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Memorial Highway
White Marsh, VA 23183 United States
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Gloucester's own Augustine Warner Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will have a presentation by Ms. Winona Pearson on Colonial Foods. All gourmands, foodies, historians and the generally curious are cordially invited.

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Virtual VIMS Discovery Lab – Seagrasses in the Chesapeake Bay

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Seagrass beds play a vital role in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. They provide food and shelter for many species of fish and invertebrates, they help improve water quality and prevent erosion, and they can even help in the fight against climate change. Join Erin Shields, a marine scientist with the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR) at VIMS, on May 19th as she teaches us all about seagrasses, including the different types found in the Bay, reasons for their…

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Virtual Marine Science Day

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
online, 1370 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) invites you to join us online on Saturday, May 30, for Marine Science Day 2020! This family-friendly, virtual event will provide a fun, educational, and engaging day of exploration. From seafood cooking demonstrations and Q&A sessions with our scientists to story times and do-at-home crafts, there will be something for everyone. Participants will be able to interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of marine science as well as explore…

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