Horn Point Laboratory conducts tours for the public on Tuesdays at 10am from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The community is invited to visit the fascinating world of a world-class scientific research laboratory. The 90-minute walking tour will give you a new perspective on how their scientists are conducting research to restore the Chesapeake Bay and how individuals and families can take action as stewards and co-restorers of our “national treasure.” For more information or to schedule tours for groups over 10, visit the Horn Point Lab website, or contact the outreach coordinator at email@example.com or 410-221-8383.
The Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) is an environmental research facility of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) the principal institution for advanced environmental research and graduate studies within the University System of Maryland.
HPL is located on the banks of the Choptank River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The laboratory is interdisciplinary with faculty engaged in research on the biology, chemistry, physics, and ecology of organisms and ecosystems from wetlands and estuarine waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the continental shelf and open waters of the world’s oceans. Areas of scientific expertise include oceanography, plankton dynamics, marine macrophyte and wetland ecology, systems ecology, nutrient dynamics and eutrophication, physiological ecology of benthic invertebrates, benthic-pelagic interactions, and aquaculture.