Summer Talks explore the science of the waters around us

May 12, 2023
The Horn Point Laboratory invites you to join us for a series of six Summer Talks where scientists will explore the waters that surround us. Every Tuesday from June 20 to August 1 (except July 4) at the High Spot restaurant in Cambridge from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free!

REACT Wins First Appalachian Laboratory Inspiration Award

May 8, 2023
The Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is pleased to announce Robotics and Engineering in Allegany County- Together (REACT) as the inaugural winner of the new Appalachian Laboratory Inspiration Award.

Kids Summer Adventures at Horn Point Lab: August 2023

May 5, 2023
Toadfish Adventures is a co-ed, environmental education, STEM-focused experience with 3 sessions for rising 1st graders thru 15 years old. It takes place on the campus of the Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) - University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) in Cambridge, MD. With the backdrop of the Horn Point Laboratory and its 800+ acres on the banks of the Choptank River, Toadfish Adventures engages students’ “sense of wonder.”

Salt Contamination of Drinking Water is a growing threat at home and globally

April 30, 2023
Access to clean and safe drinking water is critical to public health and economic prosperity. About 70% of U.S. drinking water supply comes from surface waters, including the tidal fresh regions of estuaries. This is under threat due to climate change, salinization and human pressures. Led by Professor Ming Li, UMCES-HPL, an interdisciplinary team will examine risks and knowledge gaps on this growing threat.

USM Chancellor appoints Bill Dennison to serve as UMCES interim president

April 27, 2023
As a leadership transition approaches for fall 2023 at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay A. Perman has appointed longtime UMCES vice president Bill Dennison as interim president, effective Sept. 25.