Brock Learning Series: The Chesapeake Oyster: Past, Present & Future

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brock Environmental Center
3663 Marlin Bay Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

The Brock Learning Series is made possible with support from Jean Jenkins and Mike Newell.


Work is underway to resurrect the Bay's native oyster population, but we must look to what we've learned in the past to learn how to successfully put 10 Billion oysters in the Bay by 2025.

What were the prehistoric oyster reefs like before the accounts of Captain John Smith? What is the current status of the commercial oyster industry and restoration efforts? And where do we go from here?

Our upcoming Brock Environmental Learning Series will dive into the history of oysters in the Bay from how we use fossil records of oysters beds to help guide our restoration to the current status of oysters and then how the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance can use all we've learned to reach our 10 Billion Goal.

Featuring Rowan Lockwood, Ph.D., Professor at the College of William & Mary, Gretchen Davis, Hatchery Manager for Williams Wharf Oyster Company and Jackie Shannon, Virginia Oyster Restoraton Manager at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

This event is free, but space is limited.

Questions about the event? Contact Peyton Mowery at or 757-644-4125.

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