Virginia Institute of Marine Science to hold public lecture on Feb. 28
Virginia Institute of Marine Science has scheduled its February After Hours for Thursday, Feb. 28.
The event will start at 7 p.m. at Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 1375 Greate Road, Gloucester Point.
According to a press release, "The 2013 session of Virginia's General Assembly is considering a bill that would lift the Commonwealth's 30-year ban on uranium mining. Join Dr. Jim Kaste of the geology department at William & Mary as he describes the origins of the $7 billion deposit that lies at the heart of the debate, explains the uranium mining process and weighs the environmental issues involved in exploiting and using uranium, fossil fuels and renewable sources of energy. Reservations to this free public lecture series are required due to limited space."
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science has a three-part mission: to conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, to educate students and citizens and to provide advisory services to policymakers, industries and the public. The School of Marine Science at the institute is the graduate school in marine science for the College of William and Mary. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science was chartered in 1940 and is currently among the largest marine research and education centers in the United States.
For more information, call 804-684-7000 or visit www.vims.edu.