VIMS Marine Science Day
Marine Science Day – Saturday, June 10, 2023
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
VIMS Marine Science Day is fun and educational for all ages. Visitors can examine high-tech science equipment, tour a laboratory, collect and observe aquatic animals in the York River, and discover the importance of wetlands in VIMS’ Teaching Marsh. A cooking demonstration, mini-lectures, and hands-on activities take place throughout the day Advanced registration is encouraged!
2023 Digital Program
You can find a full digital version of the event program here, including a list of all exhibits and where you can find them!
10:30 – 10:45 – Costume Contest Check-in
11:00 – 11:30 – Marine Life Costume Parade and Awards Ceremony
12:00 – 1:00 – Seafood Cooking Demo by Wade O’Neill, Culinary Arts Faculty with Hampton City Schools. Seating is limited.
12:30 – 1:30 – Marine-Related Career Fair in the Hargis Library (sponsored by Bank of America)
1:10 – 1:20 – 10 Minute Talk: The Basics on Blue Crab Biology by Dr. Jeff Shields, VIMS Professor
1:30 – 1:40 – 10 Minute Talk: Diel Vertical Migration: The Ocean’s Greatest Game of Hide-and-Seek by Tor Mowatt-Larssen, VIMS PhD student
1:30 – 2:30 – Seafood Cooking Demo by Wade O’Neill, Culinary Arts Faculty with Hampton City Schools. Seating is limited.
1:50 – 2:00 – 10 Minute Talk: Where Do 400,000 Fishes Go? by Susanna Musick, VIMS Marine Recreation Specialist
Costume Contest: All ages are invited to participate in the MSD 2023 Costume Constest by wearing original costumes of marine plants or animals. Awards will be given for:
- most original plant or animal
- most creative use of sustainable materials
- best group costume
- best representation of a plant or animal
- grand prize. Grand Prize winner receives store merchandise valued at $50 from the VIMS Gift Shop.
- Register for the Contest here
More info on this event and to register to attend.
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point Campus (just north of the Coleman Bridge)
For more information call 804-684-7061. All activities are free, as is parking. The event proceeds rain or shine. Advance registration is greatly encouraged and appreciated (on website).- More info
MARINE SCIENCE DAY
Saturday, June 10, 10am-3pm
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Watermen’s Hall, Campus-wide 1375 Greate Rd. Gloucester Point, VA
Advance registration is greatly encouraged and appreciated. Learn more and register now.