[PAST EVENT] CBNERR Discovery Lab - Pole to Pole

February 15, 2022
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


Join us back on campus for a Discovery Lab, or join us virtually from anywhere for the presentation!

Important: in-person events are restricted to attendees ages 5 and above at this time. We will update any future changes.

It’s cold outside, so it’s time to explore the Antarctic! VIMS scientists and students are studying which zooplankton species are most abundant in these frigid waters and how warming temperatures are affecting the “biological pump”. Join us with our guest speaker, Dr. Deborah Steinberg, who leads VIMS involvement at the U.S. Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula as we learn about the continent on the bottom of the world!

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.

At this time, we are expecting a hybrid event, but registrants will be notified in advance if the event moves to a virtual-only format.

Reservations to this event are required due to limited space.

At this time, masks are required for all individuals in shared spaces on the VIMS Campus. We ask that you monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 in the days leading up to this event and attend the Discovery Lab from your home via the live-webinar 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.


Tara Rudo, CBNERR Marine Education Specialist, [[v|tjrudo]]