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SWMS Saturday: Society for Women in Marine Science (SWMS) Outreach Event for Young Women at Horn Point Lab

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm


Cambridge, MD (September 14, 2019) The Society for Women in Marine Science (SWMS) chapter at Horn Point Laboratory invite young women in grades 6th-12th to join us for SWMS Saturday: Supporting Future Women Scientists. Participants will learn from local women and will be exposed to STEM resources, role models, and activities. SWMS Saturday is a free 3 ½ hour event at Horn Point Laboratory (2020 Horns Point Rd, Cambridge, MD 21613) on Saturday, September 14th from 8:30-12pm. Girls will rotate through activities led by local researchers throughout the morning, with each activity representing a different STEM field. The event will be an opportunity to develop mentorships with female scientists and will prepare girls for futures in STEM.


STEM activities will include a mini bio blitz where participants will learn about biodiversity in our region and will learn how to use a variety of tools and techniques to positively identify species. Participants will also be able to conduct an oyster dissection to understand the internal components of an oyster and how they interrelate. Participants will also understand how wind drives surface currents and how water moves throughout a system through a current modeling and ecosystem connectivity activity.


The SWMS Saturday event is a component of a larger SWMS symposium occurring on Friday, September 13th. The SWMS chapters of Horn Point Lab, University of Delaware, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are hosting the first Delmarva SWMS Symposium to connect future leaders in the marine science field, learn from several established scientists via mentoring opportunities and panel discussion, and disseminate research happening in the Delmarva region.


For more information and to register for the FREE SWMS Saturday outreach event on September 14th: https://science.umces.edu/swms-hpl/events/delmarva-symposium-2019/swms-saturday-supporting-future-women-scientists/


More information on the Delmarva SWMS symposium on September 13th can be found on the Horn Point Lab SWMS website: https://science.umces.edu/swms-hpl/events/delmarva-symposium-2019/


Questions can also be addressed to Anna Windle (443-907-0498 or hplswms@umces.edu)


Horn Point Lab SWMS co-chairs: Anna Windle, Hannah Morrissette, Lexy McCarty


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