January 14, 2022
The museum is happy to welcome Sofia Kryder (right), a student from James River High School in Botetourt County, to the VMNH paleontology team for the semester! Sofia will be spending a couple of days per week at the museum working inside the labs and collection areas to gain real world experience to accompany her keen interest in paleontology!
In this picture, Sofia stops by the paleontology lab to pick the brain of VMNH Paleontology Technician Lucy Treado regarding a specimen she found inside the paleo collections. The specimen is from a pit at the Carmel Church Quarry (Caroline County, VA), where Eobalaenoptera (an extinct genus of baleen whale) was discovered.
Welcome aboard, Sofia!