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Marine Science Day to beheld Saturday

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science will hold its 22nd annual Marine Science Day open house event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the VIMS Gloucester Point campus. This event is free and open to the public.

For only one day every year, nearly every corner of VIMS is open to public. Visitors can speak to VIMS scientists and students while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the research and advisory services VIMS provides to the commonwealth and beyond.

This event features exhibits, children’s activities, seining in the York River, tours, seafood cooking demonstrations, mini-lectures and more. All exhibits and timed activities are included with entry. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site throughout the event.

Costume contest

All ages are invited to participate in the Marine Science Day Marine Life Costume Contest by wearing original costumes of marine plants or animals.

Awards will be given for most original plant or animal, most creative use...

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