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March 2020

Alzheimer’s Association – Know the Ten Warning Signs

March 26, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Free

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, 2020
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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gloucester County Public Library-Main, 6920 Main St
Gloucester, United States
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Free

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, 2020 @ 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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Free

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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
online, 1370 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Free

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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July 2020

Christchurch School Virtual Open House

July 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
535, 49 Seahorse Lane
Christchurch, Virginia 23031
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Christchurch will host a VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE over two one-hour sessions on Monday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 28. Attendees will meet Director of Admission Billy Burlee and Head of School Jeb Byers, who will be available to answer your questions about the opening of school. The Studies Office and the College Counseling Office will present "student outcomes." In a separate session on Tuesday, July 28, attendees will enjoy a student-led virtual tour, and meet with a Parent Panel. Those…

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VIMS After Hours Webinar – Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

July 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
56 VA United States + Google Map
Free

The climate is changing across the globe. Sea levels are rising and flooding coastal communities. What does this mean for our coastal communities and ecosystems- now and in the future? Dr. Carl Hershner will take us through the driving factors of climate change, ways our ecosystems have been forever altered, and potential outcomes for the future – especially in the Chesapeake Bay region. Dr. Hershner will also discuss what roles the global pandemic could play in worldwide climate change. Registration…

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August 2020

VIMS After Hours: Arctic Research

August 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
14271
Free

Join Dr. Donglai Gong, VIMS Associate Professor, as he shares current research he and a team from the US and Canada are conducting in the Arctic Ocean. Learn about the changes taking place in this part of the world and the predicted impacts. Gong will discuss the applications of autonomous underwater robots for exploring and studying the Arctic, as well as efforts to communicate science to inform and engage young people around the world. Attendees will be able to ask…

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