A Scientist Walks into an Oyster Bar

VIMS Presents: A Scientist Walks into an Oyster Bar

Union Street Public House
Do you love a good oyster? Do you know the science behind the slurp? After disease nearly wiped out the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster fishery, a research team at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science spearheaded the extraordinary revival of the industry by developing fast-growing, disease-resistant oyster strains, and working with industry to develop aquaculture. Now Virginia is #1 for production of the tasty Crassostrea virginica – the Eastern oyster. As part of VIMS’ month-long OYSTOBER celebration, we invite you to join us for a special event in Alexandria as Dr. Ryan Carnegie highlights the ground-breaking research and industry partnerships taking place at VIMS that are helping oyster aquaculture in Virginia produce the perfect dinner table oyster. Arrive at 6:30 PM to place your dinner and drink order, listen to a short presentation from Dr. Carnegie at 7:00, then talk with our scientists over dinner. Enjoy oyster specials created by Union Street Public House just for this event!

Registration is required and space is limited. Attendees will be responsible for their own dinner bill.

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