There has been a LOT of commotion over these mysterious sporadic insects. The cicada emergence of 2013 has certainly caught the attention of a lot of people on the East Coast. As the southern states wrap up their cicada invasion, the northern portions of the country begin their turn! Here’s a recap of what happened in the Virginia area and tons of awesome footage provided courtesy of Mr. Roger Harris, ecologist and environmental scientist. So what's all this cicada business about anyway?
Sometimes science catches up to the movies. One example is Star Wars. You know that scene where Luke Skywalker is looking out at the horizon with two suns in the sky. How is that even possible? Listen to the latest Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Thanks to all of the kids, parents and community partners who helped to make our first Explore the Outdoors event a huge success. 2500 people and 40 plus community organizations joined us on April 28, 2013 as we explored many of the exciting outdoor resources we have here in our community.
Fresh air! Times Square! Humanity has been carving out places to safely live for thousands of years now. We've taken large plots of land and filled them with buildings, cars, railways, roads, bright lights, and many other things that define city-living.
The European Space Agency is set to develop a new, Earth-observing satellite that will map and monitor global forests. University of Virginia's Hank Shugart, a professor of environmental science, has been a key player in convincing the Agency to fund and develop the $525 million satellite and will be testing instruments in the forests of Gabon, West Africa.