Marsh Madness Takes Over Discovery Lab at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Families are invited to explore the fascinating world of salt marshes during the March 20th Discovery Lab at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). Williamsburg Montessori School students have designed exhibits, crafts, and hands-on activities that will teach participants about the many benefits marshes provide to humans and animals. VIMS graduate student Amanda Knobloch will also share information about her research on the ways marshes help combat human impacts on the Chesapeake Bay.

This free program, designed with elementary-aged youth and their parents in mind, is provided every month by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR) at VIMS. All Discovery Labs take place from 6:00-8:00 pm (short presentation between 6:30-7:00 pm) on the VIMS campus in Gloucester Point. Registration is required due to limited space. Visit or call 804-684-7061 to register or to find out more information on this and other Discovery Labs.

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