Summer Talks explore the science of the waters around us

May 12, 2023

As part of its 50th anniversary, the Horn Point Laboratory is hosting a series of six Summer Talks on Tuesdays beginning June 20 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the High Spot in Cambridge, Maryland. With slides and conversation, faculty members will share their research on a variety of topics to explore the science of the waters that surround us.  Talks are free. Registration is encouraged as the space is limited.  

"We are excited to bring our latest science to the Cambridge community and to share what we are learning about the natural world around us," said Horn Point Laboratory Director Mike Sieracki.

June 20: Horn Point Laboratory's 50th anniversary: Past, present and future of science in Dorchester County with Mike Sieracki 

June 27:  Impact of climate change on coastal flooding in the Dorchester County: Sea level rise and warming oceans increase the risk of coastal flooding in low-lying areas on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with Ming Li 

July 11: Living shorelines: using the power of nature to protect our coasts with Cindy Palinkas 

 July 18:  A virtual tour of the UMCES Horn Point Oyster Hatchery: Learn how the hatchery produces oyster larvae, seed, and spat-on-shell for restoration, private aquaculture, and public fishery activities in the Chesapeake Bay region with Stephanie Alexander 

July 25: From plankton to plastics: The Chesapeake under a microscope. Meet the tiniest creatures in our local waterways, and learn how they are connected to our everyday lives with Jamie Pierson 

August 1: Environmental remote sensing: How scientists use satellites to monitor the Earth. Explore the theory, opportunities and challenges of monitoring environmental change from earth-observing satellites with Greg Silsbe 


Horn Point is partnering with the High Spot in Cambridge to create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere to learn about marine science of local and national interest. Come early, and come hungry and thirsty. Tuesdays from 4 - 6 p.m. the High Spot’s gastro pub grub is ½ price and drinks are $2 off.

Contact Carin Starr at or 410-221-8408 for more information.