For Alex Wilke, a Virginia mom who is also a staff member at The Nature Conservancy, nature isn’t just a profession; it’s a passion that she wants to share with her children. Wilkes hopes that by giving her kids as many opportunities as possible to “grow up wild” and experience the outdoors, she can teach them to be responsible, observant and appreciative stewards of the environment.
Since Virginia’s vital statistics went online two weeks ago, there have been 1.7 million searches of documents about births, deaths, marriages and divorces. Charles Fishburne of 88.9 WCVE reports on the Virginia Department of Health and Ancestry.com’s massive records project.
Why is Engineering a Hot Job? Listen to 3 students from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Engineering to find out. During the recent VCU Capstone (Senior) Design Expo hundreds of engineering students solved problems and developed new products that will make a difference. Learn why these three students went into Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Why is Engineering a Hot Job?
3-D printing human tissues and organs? Is this science fiction of science fact? Charles Fishburne of 89.9 WCVE has more in this Science Matters report.
As culture and technology progress, we learn more and more about the natural world that surrounds us. From the obvious to the abstract, science has brought us a deeper understanding of everything from the daily sunlight that hits the Earth to the most distant places in the known universe. Our solar system is one of the biggest mysteries to humanity and we strive to know more and more about our own back yard. We’ve studied closer objects more, but what about those distant places? What do we really know about Pluto?
Our built world is a pretty remarkable byproduct of humanity. From door wedges to the International Space Station, we’ve become pretty good at making stuff. More recently the maker culture has exploded into many niche categories around the world, everything from custom made knives to walls that display vital health stats. Where did all this begin? What was the first thing that got the world of making going? Perhaps more importantly, who was the first maker?
We had a blast this year at Explore the Outdoors! Over 4,000 kids, their parents and friends joined us here at the station and in adjacent Huguenot Park for an afternoon of science exploration and fun. Thanks to all of our incredible community partners who participated and made this the best Explore the Outdoors yet.
For nearly 400 million years our planet has been home to spiders. In their time on Earth they have become vital parts of ecosystems, some of nature’s coolest architects, and they’ve even fallen down as rain from time to time. Can it really rain spiders? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong’s family and friends. The film reveals his achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high-speed flight.
Watch NOVA: First Man on the Moon May 27 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.