This past week ...

This past week ...

This past week, VMNH teamed up with the The BF Yancey Community Center in Albemarle County, Virginia to present "Virtual Science Explosion Week"!

Through the partnership, VMNH educators were stationed inside the museum's exhibit galleries to provide a variety of live, virtual programs to the public free of charge! While the programming was meant to coincide with Spring Break Week for Albemarle County Schools, the programs were available to everyone.

Here, VMNH Education Manager Christy Deatherage was inside the museum's Uncovering Virginia exhibit to conduct the "Unsolved Mysteries" program. Participants viewed fossils from an active dig site along the Fall Line north of Richmond to answer the mystery of why fossils of marine animals, as well as land mammals from long ago, are deposited in the same place! By examining a re-creation of a bone bed, participants hypothesized what may have happened along this ancient shoreline to cause the deaths of such a wide variety of animals.

Interested in providing museum-led virtual programming for your group or class? Be sure to visit to learn more!

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