Virginia Institute of Marine Science
- June 29 – The Nunnally Ichthyology Collection –
- July 10 – Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program – Each year 200 anglers tag hundreds of recreational important fishes—cobia, summer flounder, speckled trout, and more—as part of the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program. Join us as VIMS Marine Recreational Specialist Susanna Musick shares why this program is important to us all. You’ll also learn the “do’s and don’ts” for handling the fishes you release.
- June 13—Living Beaches — Learn more about the types of organisms commonly found on East Coast beaches during summer. Lab activities will include a beachcombing simulation where everyone will be able to find a shell or souvenir to bring home! Click the title above for more info.
- July 19—Sportfishing — VIMS graduate student Willy Goldsmith will explain how he tracks & monitors survival rates of open-ocean fishes such as tunas & billfishes after catch-and-release fishing + what his findings mean for recreational fisheries.
- August 23—Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) — VIMS graduate student Sarah Pease will discuss the HABs that occur in Chesapeake Bay during summer, and how these blooms impact humans and the environment. Registration required.
- October 17 – Mad Lab — Explore the wonders of dry ice, slime, and things that glow in the dark! This Halloween-themed lab will have many hands-on activities to explore the creepy, yucky, and slimy parts of science. Registration Required. Click event title for more information.
VIMS Marine Science Day – May 20 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. VIMS’ annual open house is a fun-filled event for the whole family. Join us in Gloucester Point for exhibits, children’s activities, seining on the York River, lab tours, seafood cooking demonstrations, mini-lectures, and much more. All activities are free, as is parking. The event proceeds rain or shine.