[PAST EVENT] Marine Life Day on the Eastern Shore of VA

September 13, 2021 - September 24, 2021
On Your Own
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
Periwinkle snail on marsh grass

In place of the annual Marine Life Day, VIMS' Eastern Shore Laboratory invites you to explore the Eastern Shore of VA independently with VIMS as your guide! Starting September 13 (or anytime), grab friends or family members and get outside to see what life you can discover in our local marine habitats. Visit a public access site, go for a walk, or take a second glance at an unusual fish you reel in on a family fishing trip. Post pictures on our Facebook page of critters you haven’t seen before, don’t know the name of, or have more questions about. The staff at VIMS will be standing by to help you identify your discoveries and will provide more information about them. Visit the Marine Life Day website for a curated list of sites to explore!

Register to receive an activity packet to further your learning at home. Packets include at-home marine science-related kids’ activities and crafts as well as common species information that may be useful on your own Marine Life Day adventure. At registration you can select to pick your packet up in person from the ESL or have the packet emailed to you. Teachers may also register on behalf of a class in order to receive packets for their students!

And don't forget to explore VIMS ESL website to learn more about the important research taking place in our labs.


Reba Smith, [[v|raturner]], 757-787-5807