Horn Point Laboratory will be offering a lecture series for anyone interested in learning more about current science research and the Chesapeake Bay. Seven free presentations, addressing topics from Estuaries to Oysters, will be offered on consecutive Thursdays from mid March to late April. Sessions will be held from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM at the Horn Point Aquaculture and Restoration Ecology Laboratory (AREL) Lecture Hall. Life in the Chesapeake Bay by Alice and Robert Lippson has been suggested as a text book for outside reading during the series.
This is an excellent opportunity for students, teachers, and members of the local community to interact with Horn Point scientists. Getting up-to-date information on the Chesapeake Bay is a great way for teachers to start planning Bay-related lessons for their own classes! The following topics will be covered in the Bay 101: Science of the Chesapeake for Non-Scientists lecture series:
- March 17: “Research and Education Programs at the Horn Point Laboratory” – Mike Roman, Laboratory Director
- March 24: “History of Land Use and Water Quality in the Choptank Basin” – Tom Fisher
- March 31: “Seagrasses: What Are They and Why Should I Care?” – Laura Murray
- April 7: “Why Do We Need More Oysters In Chesapeake Bay?” – Roger Newell
- April 14: “Sea Level Rise and Marsh Loss in the Blackwater Refuge” – Court Stevenson
- April 21: “Oyster Restoration and the Horn Point Hatchery” – Don ‘Mutt’ Meritt
- April 28: “How an Estuary Works” – Bill Boicourt
To register for the lecture series or an individual lecture, please contact Linda Starling, the Volunteer Coordinator at Horn Point Laboratory. Linda can be reached at 410-221-8381 or 301-802-1587 or email@example.com or by mail Linda Starling, PO Box 775, 2020 Horns Pt. Rd, Cambridge, MD 21613.