[PAST EVENT] CBNERR Discovery Lab - Horseshoe Crabs
LocationVIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
7577 Spencer Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062Map this location
Access & Features
- Open to the public
Horseshoe crabs are among the oldest and most remarkable creatures in the ocean. These living fossils have existed for over 300 million years and have not changed much in that time! Graduate student, Anna Caputo, will talk about her experience working with horseshoe crabs. Join us for a fun filled night of activities, specimens, crafts, and information!
Discovery Labs are free, family-friendly programs provided each month by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR) at VIMS. Designed with elementary-aged youth and their parents in mind, each lab focuses on a different topic related to the Chesapeake Bay and our local environment and includes exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities as well as a short presentation (from 6:30-7:00 PM) by an expert on the topic.
Reservations to this event are required due to limited space.
We ask that you monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 in the days leading up to this event and do not attend if you are experiencing symptoms.
An inherent risk of exposure to harmful pathogens like COVID-19 exists where people gather for events such as this one. Due to the contagious nature of COVID-19, VIMS/William & Mary request that all attendees follow the posted guidelines while participating in the event. By choosing to attend this event, you are acknowledging the risks, your willingness to assume those risks, and your agreement to abide by the applicable health and safety measures that are in place at the time of this event.
As we move forward, our planning must necessarily be flexible and will be based on current health data. For the latest information on VIMS and W&M’s pandemic response, please visit the Path Forward website.
Matthew Thayer, CBNERR Marine Education Specialist, [[v|mlthayer]]