Science Under Sail Series

May 4, 2016, 11am - 1pm
May 18, 2016, 2pm - 4pm
May 25, 2016, 2pm - 4pm
Venue: 
Yorktown Sailing Charters
425 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
United States

Join Yorktown Sailing Charters in the Science Under Sail series. VIMS will host three different voyages this May. The School of Marine Science (SMS) at VIMS is the graduate school in marine science for the College of William & Mary. Chartered in 1940, VIMS is currently among the largest marine research and education centers in the United States. $ 844.724.5956 or www.SailYorktown.com Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM) The Hokule'a - a traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe will be docked in Yorktown on its round-the-world sail. Join us as a crewmember from the Hokule'a shares how everyone can be the navigator of our "island Earth". A VIMS scientist will help broaden the discussion of ocean sustainability. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (2:00 - 4:00 PM) Oysters - Join Jessica Small, Assistant Director of the Aquaculture Breeding and Technology Center at VIMS, to learn about oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Learn how VIMS’ scientists selectively breed oysters for fast growth and