Press Releases

One night only: Actress Kaiulani Lee stars in one-woman play about environmental writer and conservationist Rachel Carson

October 16, 2017
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory brings actress Kaiulani Lee (“Law and Order,” “A Civil Action”) and her one-woman play, "A Sense of Wonder” about marine biologist Rachel Carson to the Solomons Holiday Inn (155 Holiday Drive, Solomons, MD) for a special performance on Saturday, November 4 at 7 p.m.

Explore Chesapeake Bay science at Horn Point Open House

September 22, 2017
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory invites the public to a free Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “Bay Strong: Fighting for a clean environment.” Learn about healthy marshes, how oysters, travel, and more during a day of free activities for all ages. Children will receive a free t-shirt.

New research award will help resource managers plan for increase in toxic algal blooms in Chesapeake waterways

September 20, 2017
Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory have been awarded funding to develop a new model to better predict the long-term occurrences of dangerous and costly harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay.

Horn Point Laboratory breaks ground on 10-acre solar field with Standard Solar

September 7, 2017
he University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Standard Solar marked the beginning of a partnership to bring sustainable energy to the Horn Point Laboratory campus with a groundbreaking ceremony. Standard Solar will install a 10-acre solar field on campus that will generate approximately 50% of the Horn Point Laboratory's annual energy consumption. UMCES has also received a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration to install four vehicle-charging stations under a new solar canopy on campus.

Researchers eye on acidification in Chesapeake Bay

August 28, 2017
A research team has identified a zone of water that is increasing in acidity in the Chesapeake Bay. The team analyzed little studied factors that play a role in ocean acidification—changes in water chemistry that threaten the ability of shellfish such as oysters, clams and scallops to create and maintain their shells, among other impacts.