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Footprints on the James

Students all over central Virginia learn about the James River Watershed every year in their science and history classes. The James has played an integral part in Virginia’s human and natural history. But how often do students get to take an up close look at the systems that make up the biology of the river, or learn the history of transporting cargo on a batteau while crewing one down the river?

Question Your World: Can Stress Be Good for You?

Seems like more often than not when stress comes up it’s followed with advice on how to avoid or get rid of it from our lives. While stress does have many negative aspects, there are a few things that you actually need stress for. In that case, can stress be good for you? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: What's the Future of Vision Correction?

A long time ago our natural limitations were addressed by using technology.  Stone weapons and fire revolutionized the way we live regardless of our natural limitations. Since then science has advanced a lot more and evolved our lives in the process. How about vision? What's the next step in correcting our visual limitations? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Why Did Scientists Just Spend Four Months in Hawaii?

When we think about a trip to Hawaii we usually conjure up images of rest, relaxation, and recreation. Though millions of people flock to this tropical paradise every year vacation is not always the reason for the trip. So, why did scientists just spend four months in Hawaii? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Ecology School Ignites Love of the James

Have you ever spent the night on an island in the middle of the James River? Have you ever kissed a fish? Or have you ever cared enough about the water in the James River to conduct water quality tests and make changes in your daily life? I’d like to introduce you to Micah, Jacob and Carlos - several students from All Saints Catholic School who recently accomplished all of these things.

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