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Discovery Lab - Fossils
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Discovery Lab: Skates & Rays 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
6pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Poop in the Ocean
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
6pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

Believe it or not, poop plays an important role in the ocean! Without oceanic poop, there would be up to 50% more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere! VIMS graduate student Kristen Sharpe will discuss her research on zooplankton poop.

CBNERR Discovery Lab - Oysters
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
6pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

Dr. Carnegie, a research professor at VIMS, will share about his research focusing on host-parasite interactions in oysters, aquaculture health, and shellfish restoration in the Chesapeake Bay.  

CBNERR Discovery Lab - Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
6pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

With the help of VIMS scientists like Marta Sanderson, researchers have begun understanding how and why harmful algal blooms happen. This information can aid in improving the detection of these blooms and even forecast when they may happen. 

Discovery Lab - Wetlands
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
6pm - 7pm
Online via Zoom


Discovery Lab - Lobsters
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
6pm - 7pm
Online via Zoom


Discovery Lab - Bioluminescence
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
6pm - 7pm
Online via Zoom


CBNERR Discovery Lab - Hurricanes
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
6pm - 7pm
Online via Zoom

Hurricanes are a fact of life. Learn more about them, including how they form and why their strength has been impacted by global change, with Dr. Dalia B. Kirschbaum, chief of the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

CBNERR Discovery Lab - Pole to Pole
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab

Join guest speaker, Dr. Deborah Steinberg, who leads VIMS involvement on the Antarctic Peninsula. VIMS scientists and students are studying the zooplankton present in these frigid waters and how warming temperatures affect the “biological pump”.


CBNERR Discovery Lab - The Slimy Life of Eels
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab

Slippery, slimy, and found in the Chesapeake Bay! The American Eel migrate from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to the Chesapeake Bay and its local waterways. Learn about the current research being conducted by VIMS PhD candidate, Aman Kohli!


CBNERR Discovery Lab - Shells
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Wondering what lived in that shell before you picked it up off the beach? Learn how shells are formed and explore the vast shell diversity along Chesapeake Bay beaches with our guest speaker, former VIMS Marine Education Specialist, Carol Hopper-Brill.
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Nitrogen, Carbon, and Marshes, Oh My!
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Marshes are some of the most productive ecosystems in the world! Learn about the flora and fauna of Virginia's coastal marshes while VIMS PhD candidate, Derek Detweiler, explains his research on tracing the sources of carbon in marshes!
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Bioluminescence!
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Participants will learn about organisms that glow in the water, why they do it, and can make their own glow-in-the-dark slime! Savannah Mapes, VIMS PhD student, will explain the ins and outs of bioluminescence and her work with harmful algal blooms.
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Coastal Acidification
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Explore how Bay and coastal waters are becoming more acidic and how that impacts ecosystems and aquatic life through hands-on activities and experiments. VIMS grad student, Anthony Himes, will talk about his research on this topic in the Chesapeake Bay.
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Fishes of the Bay
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
In this lab, participants will be able to view tanks with many Chesapeake Bay/York River fish species, examine fish from the VIMS Fish Collection, study fish forms and functions, and learn about York River fishes with VIMS grad student Miguel Montalvo.
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Horseshoe Crabs
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Horseshoe crabs are among the oldest and most remarkable creatures in the ocean, existing for over 300 million years! Grad student Anna Caputo will talk about her experience working with these living fossils. Join us for activities, specimens, and crafts!
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Watermen
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
This lab will have different waterman gear on display and activities all about the water. CBNERR educator and local waterman, Matthew Thayer, will talk about what watermen do and how to become one. The fun-filled evening will even include a tasty treat!
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Sea Monsters
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Find out what strange creatures are lurking in the ocean depths at our Sea Monster themed Mad Lab! Join us for fun hands-on marine science activities centered around legendary sea monsters. Come discover what leviathans, mermaids, and krakens really are!
CBNERR-VA Discovery Lab - Freezing Seas and Marine Snow
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Join us to learn all about winter fun in the world of marine science, including the importance of sea ice and how it "snows" under the sea! VIMS graduate student, Ellie Gellerson, will talk about her research on sea ice in northern Alaska.
CBNERR-VA Discovery Lab - Amazing Migrating Islands
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Beaches and barrier islands protect our coasts, provide habitat for all sorts of critters, store carbon, and even migrate! Join us to find out how, when grad student Mary Bryan Barksdale will talk about her research and why barrier islands fascinate her.
CBNERR-VA Discovery Lab - The Spiny World of Echinoderms
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Echinoderms are spine covered marine animals with crazy anatomy. Dr. Jonathan Allen will present on these fascinating animals and talk about his research. Activity stations for this Discovery Lab will be designed and run by Williamsburg Montessori School.
CBNERR-VA Discovery Lab - Bye-Bye Bycatch
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
At April's Discovery Lab, participate in fun engineering challenges and activities while learning about keeping marine animals safe while fishing. Derek Jackson will talk about his research on bycatch reduction in halibut fisheries on the West Coast.
CBNERR-VA Discovery Lab - Predators of the Skies
Wednesday, September 18, 2024
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
From eagles and osprey; to cormorants, pelicans, and heron; birds flock to the water of the Chesapeake Bay to hunt and feast. Michael Academia, from the Center for Conservation Biology, will talk about his work with osprey in the lower Bay. See you there!
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Discovery Lab - Fossils
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Discovery Lab: Skates & Rays 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
6pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Poop in the Ocean
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
6pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

Believe it or not, poop plays an important role in the ocean! Without oceanic poop, there would be up to 50% more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere! VIMS graduate student Kristen Sharpe will discuss her research on zooplankton poop.

CBNERR Discovery Lab - Oysters
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
6pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

Dr. Carnegie, a research professor at VIMS, will share about his research focusing on host-parasite interactions in oysters, aquaculture health, and shellfish restoration in the Chesapeake Bay.  

CBNERR Discovery Lab - Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
6pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom

With the help of VIMS scientists like Marta Sanderson, researchers have begun understanding how and why harmful algal blooms happen. This information can aid in improving the detection of these blooms and even forecast when they may happen. 

Discovery Lab - Wetlands
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
6pm - 7pm
Online via Zoom


Discovery Lab - Lobsters
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
6pm - 7pm
Online via Zoom


Discovery Lab - Bioluminescence
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
6pm - 7pm
Online via Zoom


CBNERR Discovery Lab - Hurricanes
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
6pm - 7pm
Online via Zoom

Hurricanes are a fact of life. Learn more about them, including how they form and why their strength has been impacted by global change, with Dr. Dalia B. Kirschbaum, chief of the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

CBNERR Discovery Lab - Pole to Pole
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab

Join guest speaker, Dr. Deborah Steinberg, who leads VIMS involvement on the Antarctic Peninsula. VIMS scientists and students are studying the zooplankton present in these frigid waters and how warming temperatures affect the “biological pump”.


CBNERR Discovery Lab - The Slimy Life of Eels
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab

Slippery, slimy, and found in the Chesapeake Bay! The American Eel migrate from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to the Chesapeake Bay and its local waterways. Learn about the current research being conducted by VIMS PhD candidate, Aman Kohli!


CBNERR Discovery Lab - Shells
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Wondering what lived in that shell before you picked it up off the beach? Learn how shells are formed and explore the vast shell diversity along Chesapeake Bay beaches with our guest speaker, former VIMS Marine Education Specialist, Carol Hopper-Brill.
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Nitrogen, Carbon, and Marshes, Oh My!
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Marshes are some of the most productive ecosystems in the world! Learn about the flora and fauna of Virginia's coastal marshes while VIMS PhD candidate, Derek Detweiler, explains his research on tracing the sources of carbon in marshes!
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Bioluminescence!
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Participants will learn about organisms that glow in the water, why they do it, and can make their own glow-in-the-dark slime! Savannah Mapes, VIMS PhD student, will explain the ins and outs of bioluminescence and her work with harmful algal blooms.
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Coastal Acidification
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Explore how Bay and coastal waters are becoming more acidic and how that impacts ecosystems and aquatic life through hands-on activities and experiments. VIMS grad student, Anthony Himes, will talk about his research on this topic in the Chesapeake Bay.
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Fishes of the Bay
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
In this lab, participants will be able to view tanks with many Chesapeake Bay/York River fish species, examine fish from the VIMS Fish Collection, study fish forms and functions, and learn about York River fishes with VIMS grad student Miguel Montalvo.
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Horseshoe Crabs
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Horseshoe crabs are among the oldest and most remarkable creatures in the ocean, existing for over 300 million years! Grad student Anna Caputo will talk about her experience working with these living fossils. Join us for activities, specimens, and crafts!
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Watermen
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
This lab will have different waterman gear on display and activities all about the water. CBNERR educator and local waterman, Matthew Thayer, will talk about what watermen do and how to become one. The fun-filled evening will even include a tasty treat!
CBNERR Discovery Lab - Sea Monsters
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Find out what strange creatures are lurking in the ocean depths at our Sea Monster themed Mad Lab! Join us for fun hands-on marine science activities centered around legendary sea monsters. Come discover what leviathans, mermaids, and krakens really are!
CBNERR-VA Discovery Lab - Freezing Seas and Marine Snow
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Join us to learn all about winter fun in the world of marine science, including the importance of sea ice and how it "snows" under the sea! VIMS graduate student, Ellie Gellerson, will talk about her research on sea ice in northern Alaska.
CBNERR-VA Discovery Lab - Amazing Migrating Islands
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Beaches and barrier islands protect our coasts, provide habitat for all sorts of critters, store carbon, and even migrate! Join us to find out how, when grad student Mary Bryan Barksdale will talk about her research and why barrier islands fascinate her.
CBNERR-VA Discovery Lab - The Spiny World of Echinoderms
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
Echinoderms are spine covered marine animals with crazy anatomy. Dr. Jonathan Allen will present on these fascinating animals and talk about his research. Activity stations for this Discovery Lab will be designed and run by Williamsburg Montessori School.
CBNERR-VA Discovery Lab - Bye-Bye Bycatch
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
At April's Discovery Lab, participate in fun engineering challenges and activities while learning about keeping marine animals safe while fishing. Derek Jackson will talk about his research on bycatch reduction in halibut fisheries on the West Coast.
CBNERR-VA Discovery Lab - Predators of the Skies
Wednesday, September 18, 2024
6pm - 8pm
VIMS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
From eagles and osprey; to cormorants, pelicans, and heron; birds flock to the water of the Chesapeake Bay to hunt and feast. Michael Academia, from the Center for Conservation Biology, will talk about his work with osprey in the lower Bay. See you there!

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