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Conservation

The Virginia Living Museum is a certified Virginia Green attraction committed to minimizing is environmental impacts by preventing pollution wherever feasible in its operations. In addition to its operating practices, the Museum promotes conservation to its visitors through the Goodson Living Green House, solar displays, Conservation Garden and use of native plants throughout its exhibits and grounds.

Watch this video that demonstrates what the Virginia Living Museum is doing to live green.

 


Animal Conservation Programs

The Museum exhibits 10 animals that are on either federal or state endangered or threatened lists. The Museum participates in breeding programs for Loggerhead Sea Turtles, Seahorses and Red Wolves to sustain and/or restore populations. It assists in the study of Monarch Butterflies and conducts surveys of basking turtles. Museum staff and volunteers also participate in several field conservation programs.

Read about conservation programs with exhibit animals.

Read about field conservation programs.

Read about monarch butterflies.


Seafood Watch

Help keep the oceans healthy by choosing seafood that’s plentiful and caught or farmed in ways that protect the oceans. Learn about the Seafood Watch program created by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and download the latest Seafood Watch Guide for the Southeast.


Virginia Green Operating Practices

The Virginia Living Museum has been a certified Virginia Green Attraction since June 2008, committed to minimizing its environmental impacts by preventing pollution wherever feasible in its operations. The VLM has instituted a number of pollution prevention activities, such as recycling programs, purchasing recycled-content containers for their food services, water efficiency practices, energy conservation, and renewable energy projects. Read more…


Dark Sky

Have you ever been outside at night on a ship? Or maybe in the mountains? Or even in a rural area, far away from a major city? Looking up at such a sky makes you feel like you can reach up and touch the stars. “Why doesn’t the sky look like this where I live?” you might wonder. Read more…