[PAST EVENT] A Scientist Walks into an Oyster Bar

October 22, 2021
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Union Street Public House, 121 S. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
Oysters on the half shell

Sure, you love a good oyster, but do you know the science behind the slurp? After disease nearly wiped out the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster fishery, a Virginia Institute of Marine Science research team spearheaded the extraordinary revival of the industry by developing fast-growing, disease-resistant oyster strains, and working with industry to develop aquaculture. Now Virginia is #1 for production of the tasty Crassostrea virginica – the Eastern oyster.

As part of our month-long OYSTOBER celebration, we invite you to join us for a special event in Alexandria. Dr. Ryan Carnegie will highlight the ground-breaking research and industry partnerships at VIMS that are helping Virginia aquaculture produce the perfect oyster for your dinner table or raw bar. Arrive at Union Street Public House by 6:30 PM to place your dinner and drink order, hear a short presentation from Dr. Carnegie at 7:00, then talk with our scientists over dinner. Enjoy oyster specials created by Chef Chuck Wheeler just for this event!

Registration is required and space is limited. Attendees will be responsible for their own dinner bill.

Registration for this event is full. To be added to the waitlist, please click here.  You will be contacted via e-mail if spaces become available for this event.


VIMS Advancement, [[v|programs]], 804-684-7061

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