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VIMS Marine Science Day to be held online this year

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science will hold its Marine Science Day online this year, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 15.

The event is normally held at Watermen’s Hall and other locations on the school’s Gloucester Point campus, with changes made this time around due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year’s Marine Science Day was cancelled.

This family-friendly, virtual event will provide “a fun, educational and engaging day of exploration,” a release stated. From a seafood cooking demonstration and marine life drawing lessons to presentations and Q&As with VIMS scientists, there will be something for everyone.

Participants will be able to interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of marine science as well as explore the areas of research conducted at VIMS.

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