USM Foundation

Horn Point Laboratory Summer Talks

The Horn Point Laboratory invites you to join us for a series of Summer Talks. Faculty members will share their research on a variety of topics to take you into the science of the waters that surround us. A slide show will provide images to enhance the stories faculty members share about their work.
Come early and come hungry!  The High Spot’s pub grub is 1/2 price from 4 to 6 pm every Tuesday and drinks are $2.00 off!
Seating is limited to 30 people per talk, please only register for talks you will be attending.
TUESDAYS 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the High Spot: 305 High Street, Cambridge, MD

Questions about the events? Please contact Carin Starr (

June 20Mike Sieracki, Director of the Horn Point Laboratory, Horn Point Lab 50th Anniversary: Past, Present and Future of Science in Dorchester County
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June 27Ming Li, Impact of Climate Change on Coastal Flooding in the Dorchester Country:
Sea level rise and warming oceans increase the risk of coastal flooding in low-lying areas on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
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July 11 – Cindy Palinkas, Living Shorelines: Using the Power of Nature to Protect our Coasts
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July 18Stephanie Alexander, A Virtual Tour of the UMCES Horn Point Oyster Hatchery
Learn how the UMCES Horn Point Oyster Hatchery produces oyster larvae, seed and spat on shell for restoration, private aquaculture, and public fishery activities in the Chesapeake Bay region.
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July 25 – Jamie Pierson, From Plankton to Plastics: the Chesapeake Under a Microscope
Meet the tiniest creatures in our local waterways, and learn how they are connected to our everyday lives.
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August 1Greg Silsbe, Environmental Remote Sensing: How Scientists Use Satellites to Monitor the Earth
This talk explores the theory, opportunities and challenges of monitoring environmental change from earth-observing satellites.
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