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Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education in RVA

If you’d like to find out how great ideas come to life – check out what’s happening at VCU’s da Vinci Center on Thursday, May 22nd from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Engage), a program of the Greater Richmond Chamber, is hosting its second event in a three-part series that focuses on the Millennial generation’s values and interests.

PBS KIDS Debuts New Environmental Science Web Program “Plum Landing”

PBS KIDS recently launched a new web-based program on environmental science called Plum Landing. A digital adventure designed to engage 6- to 9-year olds in environmental science through animated and live-action videos, hands-on activities, web games and an interactive mobile app: Plum’s Photo Hunt. All of the Plum Landing resources, including standards-based tools for educators, are free.

Question Your World: Can We Alter Our Own DNA?

Wether you’re building a house or baking a cake, you have to start with the raw ingredients. In nearly every situation, the basic components build and develop into the final product. For life, the basic components reside within our DNA and dictate nearly every single thing about us, so, can we alter our own DNA? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

What a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood at Explore the Outdoors 2014!

What a wonderful day we had on Sunday May 4th at Explore the Outdoors! Over 3500 people joined us here at the station and in Huguenot park to learn about all of the great outdoor, environmental and healthy living organizations we have in our community. Forty plus community partners engaged children and their parents in hands-on learning about nature and the world around them.

Math Test-Taking Strategies to Boost Confidence

Math anxiety can easily undermine the hard work your child has invested throughout the year, lowering their scores on standardized tests and jeopardizing their chances to take advanced classes or enroll in the schools of their choice.  Studies have shown math anxiety impacts up to half of all students in various ways. However, with the proper approach, it can be effectively addressed and met with an “I can do it!” attitude.

Question Your World: How Do We Focus?

There sure are a lot of distractions in our world. The more we discover or understand the more applications that knowledge is given and it fills our world with more and more stuff. So, in a world of iPhones, cars, people, dogs, music, movies, colors, shapes, and constant changes how do we manage to focus on anything? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

Question Your World: Is There Such a Thing as Good Fat?

As we understand more about health and nutrition the more we strive to make our bodies as healthy as possible. This means practicing proper dietary standards, exercising, and keeping health risks at bay. One of the largest aspects of this is dealing with the fat on our bodies, but is there such a thing as good fat? Check out this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

This is a tale of two fats. It's about the best of fat and it's about the worst of fat.

Science Wednesdays: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 5:28pm -- WCVE

Every year, 100 million Monarch butterflies set off on an incredible journey across North America. These beautiful creatures fly 2,000 miles to reach their remote destination: a tiny area high in the mountains of Mexico. Yet scientists are still puzzling over how the butterflies achieve this tremendous feat of endurance — and how, year after year, the Monarchs navigate with such hair's-breadth precision.

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