Feature Article

Science on the Shore Kickoff Meeting – December 8th, NASA Visitor Center

November 30, 2009

An introduction to "Science on the Shore," a new series that illustrates the unique nature of the Eastern Shore's many scientific pursuits, will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 8, at the NASA Visitor Center at the Wallops Flight Facility.

The Science on the Shore series is a collaborative effort of NASA, the Marine Science Consortium, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Nature Conservancy and the Eastern Shore Community College.

This educational and fun program will provide the Eastern Shore community with an understanding of how local science based research and conservation techniques are used to solve challenges that impact the nation. Each organization will sponsor research and science activities, providing opportunities for hands-on participation as well as chances to attend unique speaker series. Science on the Shore will also provide the public with an opportunity to suggest research topics of community interest where understanding the science behind an issue is essential to informed decision making.

At the kickoff meeting, representatives from each of the participating organizations will provide a brief introduction to their research programs, and upcoming Science on the Shore programs will be highlighted.