This is Where Science Happens!

This is Where Science Happens!

The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) is hosting a free Open House on Saturday, May 4th from 1-4 p.m. This event is a great opportunity to learn more about the important marine research taking place in the harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. Guests can enjoy hands-on science activities for all ages, meet the scientists, and explore the facility.

Attendees can take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Aquaculture Research Center to see fish and crabs up close. There will also be performances by an artist-in-residence that combine theater and science. Guests can explore marine life through microscopes and learn about DNA research using tools like microscopes and pipettes. Meet the marine biologists who are at the forefront of local marine discoveries.

Scientists at IMET are conducting cutting-edge research in microbiology, molecular biology, and biotechnology. They are using marine organisms like sponges to develop cancer-fighting drugs, exploring ways to make alternative fuel from algae in the Chesapeake Bay, and studying the growth of crabs and fish to ensure a sustainable food source.

IMET is located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and is a joint institute of the University System of Maryland. Collaborating with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the University of Maryland Baltimore, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County, IMET aims to protect and restore coastal marine systems and improve human health through research. Join this exciting adventure into marine science and fuel your curiosity!

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