September 23, 2021
VMNH Curator of Mammalogy Dr. Nancy Moncrief and Assistant Curator of Paleontology Dr. Adam Pritchard traveled to Salem, Virginia last Friday to participate in the Roanoke College Dragon Fest!
The two curators brought with them multiple specimens from the museum's paleontology and zoology collections for a bit of science outreach. The dragon-like specimens they displayed included 300-million-year-old Lepidodendron tree trunks with bark that looked like lizard scales, as well as the wings of a giant bat, a bird, and a pterosaur to show the skeletons of flying animals!
Don't miss the museum's very own Dragon Festival on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16 from 10am to 6pm each day!