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Field Trip to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) at Gloucester Point

On Tuesday 10 April there is a field trip for chapter member to VIMS.  VIMS is - Science for the Bay, Impact for the World. We will to learn more about how VIMS research, education, and advisory services benefit the people, habitats, and marine life of the Chesapeake Bay region and coastal zones.  We will visit labs, the beach, the teaching marsh and learn about some of the projects on-going at VIMS.  This is a great chance to update some of the information gained during the Basic Training Course (BTC) about Coastal Ocean and Estuarine Science and to learn more about the exceptional work of one of the sponsoring agencies for the Virginia Master Naturalist Program. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) mission is to conduct research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public.

 Visit to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) at Gloucester Point.  

The program will start at 9:30AM and end by 2:30PM.  Bring a lunch, water, and wear shoes and clothing appropriate to our day of inside and outside activities and walks between the various VIMS labs and facilities.

Request that you confirm your attendance by 19 March to Jeff Wright at so we can provide VIMS a headcount in advance to help them in their planning to support, herd, and wrangle our group.