Discovery Lab - Sharks

January 21, 2020
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
7577 Spencer Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
  • Registration/RSVP
Shark. Photo Credit: Kevin Weng, VIMS.

Sharks are one of the most intriguing and fascinating animals found in the Chesapeake Bay. Five species of sharks commonly travel into the bay as they migrate along the coast, using the bay for protection and food. Join us as Jameson Gregg and Gregg Mears, marine scientists at VIMS, talk about shark biology and VIMS' shark research program. During this lab you will be able to see preserved shark specimens, shark jaws and teeth, and explore all things shark related through hands-on activities.

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 by a VIMS scientist.  

Reservations to this event are required due to limited space. 



VIMS Outreach,, 804-684-7061