[PAST EVENT] CBNERR Discovery Lab - Bioluminescence!
LocationVIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
7577 Spencer Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062Map this location
Access & Features
- Open to the public
Join us on January 25th for our first Discovery Lab of 2023! Participants will learn what sorts of life glow in the water, why they do it, and they may even get to make their own glow-in-the-dark slime! Savannah Mapes, a VIMS graduate student, will explain the ins and outs of bioluminescence and her work with harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay.
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]]