Mini conference


Bioluminescence on the Bay: Exploring the Wonders of Marine Science at Night
Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 6 pm — 9 pm
Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
@ Virginia Institute of Marine Science
7577 Spencer Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062

Educators are invited to explore the wonders of plankton, bioluminescence, and aquatic wildlife in this unique, mini-conference evening event. The workshop registration will include dinner, a guest presentation on Harmful Algal Blooms by a VIMS scientist, demonstration of and participation in plankton and bioluminescence-related educational activities, and a night-time seining exploration of the York River! If conditions are right, there is also potential to see marine plankton capable of bioluminescence in the River as well. LED glow sticks will be provided to participants, and we will have some headlamps available for use - but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them available. Participants are also encouraged to bring cameras, and are required to wear closed-toe shoes that can go in the water (Keens and other closed-toe water sandals are fine) and bring a change of clothing and shoes as they will be getting wet!


  • Registration is limited to 32 people
  • Cost: $10/person for current MAMEA members, $20 for non-members (includes a one-year MAMEA membership)

Cancellation deadline is August 25, 2017. Cancellations by this date will receive a full refund less $5 for administrative fees. Cancellations after August 25th will not receive a refund.

More Info
For additional information, please contact Kristen Sharpe at;or (804) 684–7877. To register and pay online with PayPal (no account required), complete the form below. More details and logistics, information about what to bring, and directions will be emailed out to registered participants as the event draws nearer.

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