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February 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 AM

The Virginia Museum of Natural History will host a statewide awards ceremony on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.  The VMNH Thomas Jefferson Awards ceremony is a statewide event that honors individuals and corporations for outstanding contributions to natural science and natural science education.  The deadline to submit nominations has now passed and award winners will be announced soon.  Below are the awards that will be presented at this year's ceremony, including the nomination criteria.

Award categories include:

Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science
Presented to an individual who has consistently made outstanding contributions to natural history in Virginia.

Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science Education
Presented to a Virginia educator who has made significant contributions to natural history or natural science education at any academic level.

Thomas Jefferson Award for Conservation
Presented to an individual or organization for significant conservation efforts in Virginia.

William Barton Rogers Corporate Award
Presented to a company or organization that has shown significant support for the natural sciences in Virginia, through contributions to the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

* The keynote speaker for the 31st annual Thomas Jefferson Awards will be announced in the coming weeks.