Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) is one of the leading marine research & education centers in the U.S. VIMS is located on the York River in Gloucester Point, VA.
After Hours Lecture Series — Monthly lectures 7-8:00pm. Reservations to this free public lecture series are required due to limited space. Call 804-684-7061 for further information.
- October 25 – Why do zombie crustaceans mindlessly wander the marsh? Why can’t a snail let go of its past? Join us as Dr. David Johnson of VIMS answers these questions and shares stories of the strange animals wonderfully adapted to life in a salt marsh. No charge. Register here.
Discovery Lab — The monthly Discovery Lab series provides fun, family-friendly experiences and lifelong learning. Each lab focuses on a specific topic through a series of stations that provide hands-on activities for kids and adults. Labs run 6-8 pm with a speaker at 6:30 pm. Free and open to the public but registration is required. Register here!
- September 18 – Marine Careers – Did you know that 1 out of every 6 jobs in the United States is either directly or indirectly related to the ocean? The ocean is a very important part of American lives: over half of our country’s population lives within 50 miles of the coast. At this lab, we will be examining different types of marine-related careers: from fishing and crabbing, to shipbuilding, to tourism and recreation! Register here!