CBNERR Public Programs

Community outreach is a priority for the CBNERR Education Department. Reserve staff provide environmental programs at Estuaries Day and Marine Science Day, as well as offering a Discovery Lab series open to the public on various marine science topics.

Discovery Labs

The Discovery Lab series provides fun, family-friendly experiences and lifelong learning. Each lab focuses on a specific topic through a series of stations that provide hands-on activities for kids and adults. Participants look through microscopes, observe live animals, partake in crafts and games, and view research posters. Both VIMS faculty and students participate as speakers, sharing their research with the general public in an intimate setting. More information about the 2021 Discovery Labs can be found on the flyer. 

2021 Dates and Topics

Registration is required for all labs.  

Time and Place
  • Discovery Labs typically take place on the third or fourth Tuesday of each month.
  • The labs run from 6-7:30pm, starting with a speaker, and followed by a demonstration by CBNERR educators. 
  • The labs will take place on Zoom. The link for Zoom will be sent to participants that register.
Audience

Discovery Labs are appropriate for all ages.

Cost

Discovery Labs are free. 

Contact

Contact Sarah McGuire Nuss, 804-684-7878 for more information.