Field Trips

Field trips will be held Friday, May 19, 2023. Participants will need to purchase a ticket. Ticket prices and full itinerary details will be released when field trip registration opens. Transportation will be included, and any full-day itineraries will also include lunch.

Let us know which field trips you'd like to see offered at ICMB XI!

Possible Itineraries

Offerings may change based on interest and feasibility.

Port of Baltimore Tour

Learn about one of the largest ports in the USA and find out what they are doing to manage invasive species. May include a riding tour of two terminal facilities.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Tour

Tour SERC's 2,650-acre campus, which spans forests, wetlands, marshes and 15 miles of protected shoreline and includes the innovative Mathias Laboratory, a 92,000 sq. ft. LEED-Platinum green building. Meet researchers and visit field sites, including the Global Change Research Wetland.

Ballast Water Treatment Demonstration

Tour a vessel with a ballast water treatment system on board. See a live demonstration of ballast water treatment, and learn about sampling methods used to assess efficacy. Transportation by van or private coach. (Subject to ship availability)

Chesapeake Bay Habitat Restoration Site

Visit an active restoration site within Chesapeake Bay and discuss how the restoration effort is helping enhance local habitats and prevent the spread of non-native species to the site.