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August 29, 2014

Nominations are being sought for the Virginia Museum of Natural History Foundation’s 28th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards honoring individuals and corporations for outstanding contributions to natural science and natural science education. An award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

Nominations are being accepted through December 1, 2014 for the following awards:

The Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science: presented to an individual who has consistently made outstanding contributions to natural history. 

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The 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.

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The William Barton Rogers Corporate Award: presented to a corporation that has shown significant support for the natural sciences in Virginia, through contributions to: research, science education, or other relevant programs of the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

The Thomas Jefferson Award for Conservation: presented in recognition of significant conservation efforts in Virginia.

For more information about this event, including more information about the nominating process, call 276-634-4163 or email