Visitor/User Forms & Information
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|Rates (as of 1/01/2013)|
Daily Rate: $15 per night
Weekly Rate: $10 per night
|Vessels||$100-125 per day plus fuel|
|Trucks||$0.85 per mile|
This 18-page booklet (pdf) provides an overview of the Eastern Shore Laboratory's history, facilities, and services.
Animal Care and UseIndividuals wishing to use the ESL facilities for the maintenance of marine organisms should contact the VIMS-ESL Seawater Laboratoy Manager in advance to discuss their scheduling needs and develop a clear space and animal care plan. If your activities at ESL will involve the use of vertebrates, an approved IACUC protocol must be in place prior to the start of those activities at ESL. Educational field trips in which ESL staff will be responsible for collecting vertebrates are covered under our protocol. All other activities must have their own IACUC protocol in place prior to the start of any type of activity involving live vertebrate animals at ESL. Additional information on animal care and use policies and the IACUC protocol approval process is available on the College of William and Mary’s Animal Subjects webpage. IACUC training relevant to working with fishes is available on the VIMS IACUC Training for Working with Fishes webpage. As soon as activities begin at ESL, an IACUC posting form must be displayed.
Reserve a Room
Scheduling of rooms should be done in advance by contacting Linda Ward at 757-787-5816 or via e-mail.
The dormitory at the Eastern Shore Laboratory is subject to the laws and rules governing the use of Virginia state property. The dormitory is also subject to the rules of the Accomack County Public Health Service and Fire Marshal.
Scheduling of vessels should be done in advance by contacting Linda Ward at 757-787-5816 or via e-mail.
Individuals who are not employees or students of the College of William & Mary should complete the liability waiver before embarking on a VIMS boat.