Open House returns to the Horn Point Laboratory with largest attendance ever

October 18, 2022
Nearly 700 visitors came out to experience the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory Open House on Saturday, October 15, the most in its history. Hands-on exhibits, the oyster hatchery, a sturgeon exhibit, and cutting-edge marine equipment were all part of the experience for visitors.

Researchers collaborate with Maryland companies to innovate new technology

October 3, 2022
Two UMCES.researchers received support from the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program to collaborate with Maryland-based companies on technology product development projects.

Cambridge’s Cannery Park receives a sustainable gift from Horn Point Laboratory students

September 26, 2022
Horn Point students and Cambridge City Officials dedicated a bench made of 100% recycled plastics that students donated to Cannery Park. Students spearheaded a campus wide recycling program to collect 120 pounds of bottle caps for Eco Plastics of Delaware to produce the bench.

Celebrating 10 billion oysters—born and raised by UMCES—planted in Chesapeake Bay

August 31, 2022
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan led a ceremonial oyster planting in August to mark the significant milestone of 10 billion oysters planted in the Chesapeake Bay, all of them born and raised at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Oyster Hatchery.

Next Generation: Alan Williams

August 31, 2022
Alan William's research focuses on measuring how clouds of underwater mud, silt, and clay that form when the sediment is disturbed, called suspended sediment plumes, within oyster leases are reduced with improvements to oyster aquaculture technology, specifically when dredges are replaced with submerged, remote operated vehicles, or ROVs.