2nd Thursday Science Talks

Virginia Museum of Natural History
21 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112
Region Southern Virginia
Locality Martinsville City
Thursday, December 10, 2015 (6:00 PM-7:00 PM)
Thursday, January 14, 2016 (6:00 PM-7:00 PM)
Thursday, February 11, 2016 (6:00 PM-7:00 PM)
Thursday, March 10, 2016 (6:00 PM-7:00 PM)
Thursday, April 14, 2016 (6:00 PM-7:00 PM)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 (6:00 PM-7:00 PM)
General: (276) 634-4141
General information@vmnh.virginia.gov
Museum Web Site www.vmnh.net
2nd Thursday Science Talk www.vmnh.net/science-talks

2nd Thursday Science Talks bring real-world field experience led by renowned scientists and researchers to the audience through engaging presentations.  This year's series follows the theme "From Cosmology to Conservation: Your world and your place in it."  All presentations are held from 6 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
The universe and our only blue planet
Presented by Dr. Denny Casey, Director of Education & Public Programs, VMNH

Thursday, October 8, 2015
DNA - The molecule of life
Presented by Dr. Nancy Moncrief, Curator of Mammalogy, VMNH

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Our precursors: early plants and animals
Presented by Dr. Dorothybelle Poli, Associate Professor of Biology, Roanoke College

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Dinosaurs and life thereafter
Presented by Dr. Alex Hastings, Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, VMNH

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Biodiversity and your place in it
Presented by Dr. Kaloyan Ivanov, Assistant Curator of Recent Invertebrates, VMNH

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Archaeology: Virginia’s past cultures
Dr. Elizabeth Moore, Curator of Archaeology, VMNH

Thursday, March 10, 2016
New perspectives on human evolution
Speaker to be announced

Thursday, April 14, 2016
How do we protect what we have?
Presented by Tiffany Haworth, Executive Director, Dan River Basin Association

Thursday, May 12, 2016
The importance of museums in the 21st century
Presented by Dr. Joe B. Keiper, Executive Director, VMNH

Last Updated: 8/27/2015 11:22 AM
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