What's IMET? Find Out During Its May Open House

Check out glow-in-the-dark organisms. Conduct experiments with scientists. Hang out with a science superhero. You can do it all at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET)’s second annual Open House on May 5.

Scientists-in-training at IMET’s Open House.

Last summer, CBM got an inside look at the institute’s first-ever open house. This May, the public will have another opportunity to see what IMET is all about.

Located at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, IMET is a joint University System of Maryland institute that conducts research to help protect and restore coastal marine systems and their watersheds and improve human health. The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), the University of Maryland Baltimore, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County are partner institutes.

Open House visitors can explore IMET by taking a behind-the-scenes tour, observing fish and crabs at the Aquaculture Research Center, learning about research tools and how to extract DNA (by practicing on fruits!), and getting the scoop from graduate student scientists.

Learn more about IMET and its Open House by clicking here

-Laura Boycourt