Come face-to-face with Corn Snakes, Eastern Box Turtles, and other reptiles and amphibians in Virginia ecosystems. Meet scorpions and arthropods like the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach and Rose Hair Tarantula.
Live Animal Lab presentation times vary daily. Please check our schedule upon arrival.
Dive below the surface and explore an exciting underwater world. Get your hands wet with water samples. Peer at invertebrates and leaf debris through a microscope and learn how to separate them.
EcoLab presentation times vary daily. Please check our schedule upon arrival.
Basketball loving rats, snakes and a variety of insects inhabit the Museum. Visit today and uncover the secret lives of our creatures.
The morning began with a quick dash for coffee at the local Starbucks. After some light conversation about our personal teaching positions we headed out at approximately 8:30 am. We met with Kaitlyn and Chris from the SCA at the National Park, for the second day, to continue our monitoring of the pristine streams found in Prince William County.
(Or, “another day, another macroinvertebrate”)
We loaded up and headed off deep into the wilds of… Alexandria.
Traffic wasn’t too bad! We made decent time getting to the Cameron Run, a 4th order stream in an industrial area with a LOT of human impacts. Think runoff and flooding, channelization, sewage and pollutants (ick.) But many of our fishies and bugs are resilient: even in these rather cruddy conditions, some organisms thrive.
Welllll.... mostly business.
What is it? The Great Backyard Bird Count engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds over a 4-day period. This annual bird population survey creates a real-time snapshot of bird populations throughout the US and Canada and helps researchers better understand birds and their behavior.
Who can do it? You can! Anyone may participate. You may count birds for as little as 15 minutes or for as long as you like each day of the event.
Congratulations VCU!!! The VCU Rams are in the Final Four!!! Virginians are cheering for the "Cinderella" #11 seed Rams whom many said did not belong in the tournament.
Only two other teams with double-digit seeds have ever reached the Final Four. Who were they?
And don't miss March Ratness on Thursday, March 31 (11 am) at the Science Museum of Virginia!!! Four rats will play their own tournament - who do you think will win???