Which owls are found in Virginia? Study the common habitats, food sources and distinct calls for each type. How does the shape of an owl’s face help them to hear? Explore how structural adaptations allow owls to be quick and effective predators. Become a wildlife biologist and find out “hoo” was for dinner as you dissect an owl pellet!
Have an up-close encounter with snakes, cockroaches and rats. Explore the special adaptations that these animals and others have to survive. Find out how different living things survive and reproduce in different environments. Learn about how changes over time have influenced the way living things look and behave today..
Meet Rat Team SMV and learn about operant and classical conditioning as you watch two rats play basketball – no, we aren’t kidding.
Let anatomy amaze you. Observe as an educator dissects a cow eye while explaining its different parts and functions. Can cows see color? Do our eyes change over time? Learn about the eye-brain system by comparing the difference between human eyes and cow eyes.
Born to be Wild is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. Viewers are transported into the lush forests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas before being whisked away to the rugged Kenyan savannah as they follow elephant authority, Dame Daphne Sheldrick. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time.