2nd Thursday Science Talks

Join us every second Thursday of each month through May 14, 2015 for special presentations delivered by VMNH curators, VMNH researchers, as well as VMNH research associates.  Each topic covers a unique field of science from paleontology to archaeology to human health.

Free admission to "2nd Thursday Science Talks" is provided by generous donations to the VMNH Foundation Discovery Fund.  All presentations are held at VMNH from 6 to 7 p.m.  Presentation titles and descriptions will be announced soon.

2014-15 2nd Thursday Science Talks Schedule

October 9
Dr. James Beard, VMNH Curator of Earth Sciences, Director of Research and Collections

November 13
Christina Byrd, VMNH Paleontology Technician

December 11
Dr. Thomas Benzing, Professor, Department of Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University

January 8, 2015
Dr. Noel Boaz, President, Integrative Centers for Science and Medicine

February 11, 2015 (WEDNESDAY)
Llive broadcast in the Lecture Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Awards taking place in Richmond.

March 12, 2015
Dr. Kaloyan Ivanov, VMNH Assistant Curator of Recent Invertebrates

April 9, 2015
Dr. Elizabeth Moore, VMNH Curator of Archaeology

May 14, 2015*
Dr. Nancy Moncrief, VMNH Curator of Mammalogy

*VMNH Members are invited to attend a reception following the final presentation on May 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. celebrating the completion of the 2014-2015 “2nd Thursday Science Talks.”  The reception will be held in the museum’s Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life, and will provide an opportunity for VMNH Members to meet and interact with all presenters.