[PAST EVENT] CBNERR-VA Discovery Lab - Bye-Bye Bycatch

April 17, 2024
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

What do dolphins, sea turtles, whales, and sea birds all have in common? In April, our Discovery Lab will be all about keeping marine animals safe while fishing. Test out your skills building bycatch reduction devices in fun engineering challenges or learn about what technologies keep fish in nets and turtles out. Derek Jackson will talk about his research on bycatch reduction in Pacific halibut fisheries on the West Coast of the United States. Come join us to find out more!

Discovery Labs are free, family-friendly programs provided each month by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERR-VA) 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.

Sponsored by: VIMS Advancement


Anna Caputo, CBNERR-VA Marine Education Specialist, [[v|arcaputo]]