July 12, 2016
On Tuesday, July 12, 160 students from the Lynchburg College Summer Residential Governor's School Program in Mathematics, Science, and Technology traveled to the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville for special science and natural history programming presented by museum curators and research assistants.
The programs were presented by museum curators and technicians to engage students in hands-on learning regarding the significance of natural history. Programs included "Analysis of Evidence for Climate Change in Virginia" presented by Dr. Nancy Moncrief, curator of mammalogy, "Food from the Past" presented by Dr. Elizabeth Moore, curator of archaeology, "Examining the Effects of Urban Land Uses on Local Pollinator Diversity" presented by Dr. Kal Ivanov, assistant curator of recent invertebrates, "The Habitat of Megaladon: Understanding the Past Environment of the Largest Predatory Shark" presented by Dr. Alex Hastings, assistant curator of paleontology, and "Reproducing Museum Specimens to Facilitate the Dissemination of Knowledge" presented by Ray Vodden, research technician. Students also participated in a scavenger hunt throughout the museum's exhibits.