Protecting endangered species
Gifts to our Grandchildren: Threatened and Endangered
Species, an exhibit at the U.Va. branch of the Virginia
Museum of Natural History in Charlottesville, looks at the
natural legacy at risk unless we take measures to protect and
restore a variety of flora and fauna.
toward children and naturalists of all ages, the exhibit explains
the difference between threatened and endangered
species, why it is important to protect them, and what we humans
can do to help preserve our precious natural heritage.
in the exhibit are a life-size replica of a bald eagles
nest, a giant sea turtle replica and a real sea turtle shell.
There is also a puppet corner, endangered species games, a virtual
forest conservation tutorial and other interactive displays.
exhibit, free and open to the public, runs through December. The
museum branch is located at 104 Emmet Street, across the street
from the Cavalier Inn. Museum hours are Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-4
information, call Dela Alexander at 982-4605 or see the Web site