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Tick Talk: THe Best Defense Against Illness is Identifying the Tick That Bit You

May 31, 2009
Knowing your enemy is important in identifying possible illnesses if you have been bitten by a tick.

SCI-KIDS: Lichen is Proof that Nature is Alive

May 26, 2009
If you come across a rock in its natural setting, you will likely find it covered by lichens, proof that nature is alive.

Merging Missions- PAA, VMNH Join Forces on Educational Garden

May 24, 2009

A $5,000 Smithsonian grant will help Piedmont Arts Association and the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) create an educational garden.


Martinsville Museum Debuts New Exhibitions

May 22, 2009
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - The journey begins in a Parisian crypt, circa 1400s. A doctor peers from behind a spooky birdlike mask, surrounded by four walls of bones.

In Midst of Swine flu Scare, Museum Opens Exhibit on the Harms and Helps of Bacteria

May 18, 2009
The journey begins in a Parisian crypt, circa 1400s. A doctor peers from behind a spooky birdlike mask, surrounded by four walls of bones. The mask, with its long, dark beak and beady black eyes, was once considered required equipment to keep doctors safe from The Plague. By filling it with herbs, it protected them from foul-smelling odors.

Tiny Microbes Get Big Spotlight- New Exhibit at VMNH Opens Saturday

May 15, 2009
Imagine being sick and having to trust a doctor wearing a penguin mask to treat your illness.
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