VIMS and Mariners’ Museum
Continuing their journey southwest, students in the Chesapeake Semester left the Eastern Shore of Virginia and crossed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to arrive at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester Point on the north side of the York River. Exploring the aquarium, students met with faculty to discuss environmental degradation through pollution, sea level rise, and compromised wetland habitats. A visit to the Mariners’ Museum afterwards included a guided tour of the Chesapeake Bay Exhibit. The day concluded in Williamsburg in preparation for the following three days delving into Historical Colonial America.