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Lab, lecture and more upcoming at VIMS

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science is planning several events at its Gloucester Point campus this spring.

The next Discovery Lab, “Bye-Bye Bycatch,” will be held on Wednesday, April 17, from 6-8 p.m. in the Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab at VIMS.

Learn how to keep marine animals safe while fishing. Test your skills building bycatch reduction devices in fun engineering challenges and learn about what technologies keep fish in nets and turtles out. Derek Jackson will discuss his research on bycatch reduction in Pacific halibut fisheries.

Discovery Labs are free, family-friendly programs provided each month by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia at VIMS. These programs are designed with elementary-aged youth and their parents in mind. Registration required.

After Hours

VIMS will hold its next After Hours lecture on Thursday, April 18, at Watermen’s Hall from 7-8 p.m. April’s topic will be “Monitoring PFAS, the Toxic ‘Forever...

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