ESL Education and Outreach

The Eastern Shore Laboratory (ESL) supports a wide variety of educational activities ranging from single-day field trips to multi-week classes for students from a diversity of institutions. Instructors and students from VIMS, William & Mary, and numerous other colleges and universities in Virginia, other states, and other countries use the field station for classes. ESL staff also host a variety of public-education activities throughout the year, including an annual Marine Life Day in September.  Additionally, thanks to generous local financial support, ESL is home to a summer paid internship opportunity for local high school and college undergraduate students.