Every Wednesday from July 8 through August 5 from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. you can join Horn Point Laboratory researchers and participate in a free, virtual seminar series about the science of the Chesapeake Bay. The thirty-minute programs will shed light into the mysteries of the Bay and highlight Horn Point programs working to improve the health of the Bay and its aquatic life.  Questions and participation will be encouraged. 

To register, click here or contact Carin Starr at cstarr@umces.edu.

Seminars include:

July 8:  Chesapeake Bay’s currents and winds for sailors and water enthusiasts (Bill Boicourt): Beneath the sometimes hard-to-predict tides of Chesapeake Bay are remarkably dynamic motions. We will explore this classic estuary and the forces that drive it.

July 15: News on living shorelines to protect our waterfronts” (Cindy Palinkas): Living shorelines are a more natural way to protect shorelines from erosion and provide valuable coastal habitat. Learn about what happens after they are installed, both at the shoreline and in adjacent waters.

July 22: Bolstering the Maryland oyster aquaculture industry (Shannon Hood): Oyster aquaculture is a growing industry in Maryland, attracting people from diverse backgrounds. Learn about this industry which provides an opportunity to feed a growing population, while providing ecological benefits that can benefit all of us.

July 29: Modeling: what it is and how it helps predict the future of the Chesapeake Bay (Kenny Rose): Many large-scale restoration projects rely heavily on computer simulation models to determine the best ways to restore the system and how progress will track in time. Learn the basics of these types of models and how they are used, using Chesapeake Bay as an example.

August 5: Chesapeake Bay underwater grasses (Lorie Staver): Underwater grasses are an important component of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and an indicator of Bay health. Learn about what they are, why they matter, and about our role in their decline and recovery."


  • Occurred Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Occurred Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Occurred Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Occurred Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Occurred Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Virtual Event


Carin Starr

Lara Lutz is the managing editor of the Bay Journal and associate director of Bay Journal Media. You can reach her at llutz@bayjournal.com.

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