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VCU Rice Rivers Center's Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program

Did you know that by simply eating oysters in certain restaurants in the central and eastern Virginia region, you become a participant in oyster restoration? The Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program (VOSRP) is a public-private and nonprofit collaborative effort of the VCU Rice Rivers Center, taking shells destined for the trash and returning them to the Chesapeake Bay.

Virginia Junior Academy of Science Gathers Great Minds and Communicators

Recently, the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) Research Symposium took place at Virginia Commonwealth University.  For three days, eight hundred of Virginia's middle and high school students with a passion for science came together to share their research with their peers and to be judged by experts.

Calling all Science Teachers! Share Best Practices at Virginia Association of Science Teachers Annual Conference

Calling all Science Teachers! It’s time to submit your most innovative and effective lesson plans and share best practices with Science Teachers across Virginia at the Virginia Association of Science Teachers  (VAST) Annual Professional Development Institute. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Science” and submissions are due by May 1, 2017.

How a Happy Meal Toy Might Lead to a Future Technology Breakthrough

“When I was little, my sister and I would get Happy Meal toys at McDonald’s. I would go home and use a tiny screw driver to take the toy apart. I always wanted to know how it worked,” said Stacey Mescher, sophomore at Deep Run High School. Today, Stacey is doing a whole lot more than disassembling plastic toys.

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