The Virginia Institute of Marine Science will hold its 21st annual Marine Science Day event June 10 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the VIMS Gloucester Point campus.
According to Kristen Sharpe, VIMS Assistant Director of Outreach and Engagement, said that this is VIMS’s biggest event of the year, attracting a couple thousand people. VIMS staff and students come together on this day to communicate to the public during this free event what it does throughout the year.
Marine Science Day has programs for people of all ages to participate in, including tours of its facilities (including the new Acuff Center), collecting creatures in the York River and viewing VIMS’s marine collection. The public can also enter a costume contest and help in an art project.
New this year is a marine-related career fair to share with children. Some careers featured include those that do not require a Ph.D., including lab technicians, drone pilots, and educators.
Also new is the opportunity for the ...
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