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2020 Apr

Virtual Learning at VLM

From morning to night, tune in for animal adventures!

Education soars at the Virginia Living Museum with new Natural Education—virtual learning programs that keep Virginia residents of all ages engaged and informed!

Join VLM’s educators and animal welfare and conservation staff on the Museum’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts daily. Engaging lessons, animal ambassadors, adventure challenges, and LIVE feedings and activities will be showcased. New content will provide engaging natural science lessons. Begin living your day with Natural Education at 8 a.m. and finish by putting your child to bed with a bedtime story. 

Visit virtually across social media platforms. This daily schedule will keep your active learners engaged:

  • 8 a.m. | Diet of the Day - Sink your teeth into what our animals eat, what their diet consists of, and other animal facts. Visit Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
  • 10 a.m. | Awesome Animal Ambassadors - Experience a daily encounter with a VLM ambassador animal presented by our expert staff! Visit Facebook.
  • 11 a.m. | VLM Facebook LIVE – fish and animal feedings and enrichment.
  • 12 p.m. | Nature at Noon - Learn about something you can find in your own backyard. Visit Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
  •  2 p.m. | Social Picks - Topics most popular on social media. Visit Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (days vary).
    • Monday | Who Knows? Bo Knows – See a special ambassador animal and more.
    • Tuesday | Twitter Chat – Ask us your science questions. It’s a twitter takeover!
    • Wednesday | Weird & Wild – Odd animal facts that are strange but true!
    • Thursday | Outdoor Adventure – Join an educator for an activity you can do outside.
    • Friday | Science Friday – Discover a science experiment to do at home.
    • Saturday | Living Green Sustainably – Think like a conservationist and learn to conserve.
    • Sunday | Starry Stories – All about Astronomy: constellations, myths, and legends.
  • 2:30 p.m. | VLM Facebook LIVE – fish and animal feedings and enrichment.
  • 4 p.m. | VLM Mysteries - What is it? Identify the photo and give it your best guess. It could be an animal nose, a fluffy tail, or an item from our amazing collections. Solve the mystery yourself and find out if you are correct the next day! Visit Instagram
  • 6 p.m. | Virginia Skies - Discover the night sky every evening. We will stargaze with you and give you tips on what to look for in the Virginia sky and other stellar facts! Visit Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
  • 8 p.m. | Night Night Nature - Join us for a bedtime story! Targeted to sleepyheads age 5 and under, let us put your little critter to bed. Visit Facebook.

The Museum thanks annual Corporate Sponsors for their support: Abbitt Reality, Deep Creek Landing Marina, Ferguson, Langley Federal Credit Union, National Exterminating Company, Inc., Newport News Shipbuilding, Old Point National Bank, Riverside Health, Towne Bank and W.M. Jordan.

Your donations to VLM help connect people of all ages to the beauty and conservation of nature. For more information, visit the Virginia Living Museum’s website, www.thevlm.org.

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