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Marine Science Day Saturday at VIMS

Marine Science Day, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s annual open house, will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the school’s Gloucester Point campus.

Visitors are invited to view exhibits, lab tours, a seafood cooking demonstration, mini-lectures and more. All activities are free and the event takes place, rain or shine.

A Marine Life Costume Contest will be held Saturday morning, with contestants checking in between 10:30 and 10:45 at the main entrance to Watermen’s Hall.

Costume judging begins at 11, with contestants parading in their marine-themed costumes around Watermen’s Hall circle (weather permitting). Immediately following, an awards ceremony will take place in McHugh Auditorium; the overall winner will receive a $50 coupon for merchandise in the VIMS Gift Shop.

A number of exhibits, with the theme “VIMS in the Bay and Around the World” will be on display throughout the campus. A seafood cooking demonstration by Wade O&rsq...

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