VIMS @ 6th Annual Virginia Osprey Festival!
Saturday, April 13
9am - 4pm
Town Hill, Colonial Beach, Virginia

VIMS is excited to join the Virginia Osprey Foundation for the 6th Annual Virginia Osprey Festival in beautiful waterfront Colonial Beach, Virginia. The festival is FREE of charge and includes presentations, live bird encounters, nest tours, and more!

CBNERR-VA Discovery Lab - Bye-Bye Bycatch
Wednesday, April 17
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
At April's Discovery Lab, participate in fun engineering challenges and activities while learning about keeping marine animals safe while fishing. Derek Jackson will talk about his research on bycatch reduction in halibut fisheries on the West Coast.
The World Around You... Thanks to VIMS
Thursday, April 18
6pm - 8pm
Long Branch Farm, 830 Long Branch Ln, Boyce, VA 22620

VIMS Dean & Director Dr. Derek Aday will present "The World Around You…Thanks to VIMS," highlighting VIMS' involvement in the local seafood you enjoy, Virginia’s preparedness for flooding and storm events, and healthier waterways in Virginia and beyond. 

VIMS After Hours: Monitoring PFAS, the Toxic "Forever Chemical"
Thursday, April 18
7pm - 8pm
VIMS - Watermen's Hall, McHugh Auditorium, also available as a live webinar
Join us for the April After Hours, where VIMS alum Don Axelrad will share information on his work monitoring PFAS in Florida; as well as what new thinking we should consider when trying to mitigate the effects of PFAs and improve US toxics legislation.
VIMS Lightning Talk: Tricia Bass, Artist in Residence
Friday, April 19
3:30pm - 4:30pm
VIMS - Watermen's Hall, McHugh Auditorium

Award-winning American Impressionist painter Tricia Bass of Evergreen, Colorado will share an artist's perspective on how art and science are a natural pairing, and how art can be a unique and easily accessible way to communicate science to the public.

Earth Day at VIMS: Plein Air Paint Along and Demonstration
Monday, April 22
5pm - 8pm
VIMS - Davis Hall, Riverfront Lawn behind Davis Hall; 7539 Spencer Rd, Gloucester Point, VA 23062
Join VIMS on Earth Day (4/22) from 5-8 PM on the Riverfront Lawn for a paint-along, mini-workshop, and "plein air" (open air) painting demonstration with award-winning American Impressionist painter Tricia Bass of Evergreen, Colorado (
Integrating Career Readiness and Mentorship into Research-Centered Internship Experiences
Tuesday, April 30
3pm - 4pm
Sadler Center, Chesapeake A/B - HYBRID

Kathleen Powell and Phil Heavilin from Career Development & Professional Engagement will be hosting an interactive workshop, where you will gain insights into the hiring and mentoring of student academic interns.