Alpha Kappa Alpha Visits VMNH
We recently hosted a visit from the Kappa Delta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The group consisted of sponsors from the chapter, together with approximately ten young ladies from area high schools participating in the ASCEND program. The ASCEND program focuses on achievement, self-awareness, communication, engagement, networking, and developmental skills. Students in the program have an opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skills training to support their journey to college or vocational employment.
Dr. Jim Beard and I led the students and sponsors on a behind the scenes tour of the museum. They were able to see first-hand what goes on from day to day in the labs, as well as what is housed in the vast collections at the museum.
Dr. Jim Beard discusses a jacket in the paleontology lab.
The students also met with Dr. Elizabeth Moore, Curator of Archaeology. Dr. Moore explained why Archaeology is important and how we learn about the past by things such as food waste, including bones.
Dr. Elizabeth Moore discusses some of her upcoming projects with the students.