After Hours Lectures


One Ocean. One Canoe. One People.

Native Hawaiian navigator Nainoa Thompson, president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and VIMS' first Scholar in Ocean Residency, inspires and educates us all to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world with a melding of science and indigenous wisdom.

Elizabeth River Environmental Justice tool

Dr. Molly Mitchell, Research Assistant Professor at VIMS, and Joe Rieger, Deputy Director of Restoration at the Elizabeth River Project, discuss the Elizabeth River Environmental Justice Tool. This tool, developed through collaboration between ERP and VIMS, allows planners to deliberately focus on equity for historically marginalized communities within the Elizabeth River watershed.

Impacts of winter algal blooms on striped bass

Join Dr. Nicole Millette, assistant professor at VIMS, as she discusses how phytoplankton, or microscopic plants, and other environmental conditions impact the number of striped bass in the upper Chesapeake Bay each year.

Deepwater Horizon

Bay Scallops

Join Dr. Richard Snyder, director of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Eastern Shore Laboratory, as he explores the biology and ecology of the bay scallop Argopecten irradians, the history of its fishery and aquaculture, and current work with the species.