The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) invites you to join us online on Saturday, May 30, for Marine Science Day 2020! This family-friendly, virtual event will provide a fun, educational, and engaging day of exploration. From seafood cooking demonstrations and Q&A sessions with our scientists to storytimes and do-at-home crafts, there will be something for everyone. Participants will be able to interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of marine science as well as explore the areas of research conducted at VIMS. A special feature will be the Careers in Marine Science sessions – in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of fields will be available to answer questions about their jobs and career paths. As one of the largest marine research and education centers in the United States and a global leader in coastal and estuarine science, VIMS is focused on studying the challenges faced by coastal communities around the world. Our scientists research harmful algal blooms, underwater grasses, sea level rise, pollution, sharks, oysters, shellfish aquaculture, and everything in between. Marine Science Day will feature videos and resources on these topics and more to explore at your leisure as well as live-streamed talks and Q&A sessions.

Registration is required in order to access the Marine Science Day virtual platform. Visit  for more information, a schedule of the day’s activities, and to register.