Horn Point Laboratory

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. Other UMCES research locations include the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore, and the Maryland Sea Grant College in College Park. Horn Point Laboratory is located on the banks of the Choptank River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Directions are here.

The laboratory is located in history-rich Dorchester County. To find out more about our lab’s past, feel free to browse the Colonial History of Horn Point (pdf) by faculty member Court Stevenson.

Directed by Professor Michael Roman, HPL is a member of the Southern Association of Marine Laboratories (SAML) and the National Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML)

Oyster Recycling Center at Horn Point



Chesapeake Science Investigators ~ For rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders

Spend the week at the Horn Point Campus immersed in the science behind the Chesapeake Bay. Campers will spend the week researching and discovering the special ecosystems of our area. This program is being partnered with the Dorchester County Family YMCA. Click here for flyer.