Aug. 9-29, 2002
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Students use research grants to examine University traditions and history
Father of chemical genetics to start new program here
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Protecting endangered species
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Students study abroad in Africa

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.

Geared 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.

Featured in the exhibit are a life-size replica of a bald eagle’s 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.

The 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 p.m.

For information, call Dela Alexander at 982-4605 or see the Web site at www.virginia.edu/~vmnh-uva.


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