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Students from nearby Franklin County participated in a hands-on activity to study mammals that live here today and compare them to those that were here in the past.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief recently attended the annual meeting of the Virginia Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
Mary Baldwin College student examines VMNH bird specimens for senior research project.
Dr. Moncrief is inspired by a group of vultures to investigate collective nouns.
VMNH staff contribute to Darwin Day at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.
Campers joined museum scientists and research staff as they explored evidence of animals that live in Virginia today and in the distant past.
Dr. Moncrief uses archeology collections to study squirrels that lived here before Europeans arrived in North America.
Drs. Moore and Moncrief led an activity during STEM Day at Patrick Henry Community College.
Dr. Moncrief shares photos of a Great Blue Heron.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief recently attended the 2015 annual conference of the American Society of Mammalogists and presented a summary of her research.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief participated in a symposium sponsored by the Virginia Academy of Science.
Students from Franklin County High School participated in a hands-on activity to learn about Virginia mammals.
Local wildlife makes an appearance on the banks of Lake Lanier.
Local high-school students were recently treated to a remote presentation by world-class researcher Dr. William J. McShea of the Conservation Ecology Center in the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute of the National Zoological Park.
Dr. Moncrief provides some insights into why your dogs and cats sleep so much.
Dr. Moncrief recently welcomed local high school students and VMNH staff to the mammal collection for specimen-based programs and activities.
Here are some amazing facts about the most famous hibernator of them all.
Hibernation is a kind of sleep that allows animals to live for months without eating or drinking. We often associate hibernation with mammals such as groundhogs and bears, but other animals are hibernators, too.
There may be some science behind Santa’s choice of reindeer to pull his sleigh.
Students from the Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science &Technology visit the Silverbell trail.
Mammalogy class from Virginia Military Institute visits the Museum.
VMNH Staff present activity on climate change at the PHCC STEM Day.
Students from the Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science &Technology
analyze the (imaginary) forests inside the New College Institute building in Martinsville.
Why are there so many acorns one year, and so few the next?
Bats, which are often featured in Halloween lore and scary decorations, should be appreciated rather than feared.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief embarks on a trip to the North Carolina Zoo with students from the Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science &Technology.
The Research & Collections division at VMNH recently hosted approximately 160 students from the Lynchburg College Summer Residential Governor's School Program in Mathematics, Science, and Technology.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief recently attended the annual conference of the American Society of Mammalogists and presented a summary of her research.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief recently attended the annual conference of the Virginia Academy of Science and presented a summary of her research.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief describes her recent visit to the Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief recently attended the annual conference of the Virginia Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
Dr. Moncrief discusses her recent presentation.
Intern Katelin Clifton recently assisted Dr. Moncrief with her on-going research.
Dr. Nancy Moncrief describes her recent visit to the Milwaukee Public Museum.