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Deer Feeding

11:00 am - 11:15 am

At 11am-11:15am every day*, the Museum will be feeding the deer on the outdoor trail. Included in general admission/membership.

*Weather dependent

Otter Feeding

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

At 1:00pm-1:15pm every day*, the Museum will be feeding the otters on the outdoor trail. Included in general admission/membership.

*Weather dependent

Spring Native Plant Sale 2022 Member Preview

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Choose from an incredible array of beautiful and unusual native plants for a variety of garden sites and styles, from wet ponds to dry rock gardens. Many of these are excellent plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to your yard. The Virginia Living Museum’s horticulture staff holds this annual sale as a fund-raiser, but the real goal is to introduce the gardening public to the incredible variety of native plants that will do well in the landscape, and to educate gardeners about those which are better left in the wild. Native plants are good choices for area gardeners because such plants tolerate the area’s weather and serve as food and shelter for area wildlife, while also providing a good show in the garden.

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Revealing Rhythms of Ice Ages with Paleomagnetism

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Brendan Reilly, PhD | Postdoctoral Researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego; Co-Chief scientist of the Cascadia H.O.P.S. expedition

Presentation Summary: For over 50 years, the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and its predecessor programs have recovered and archived long sedimentary records of Earth’s climate and geomagnetic histories for international scientific study. In 2019, IODP drilled Antarctic proximal sediments in the Scotia Sea’s “Iceberg Alley” during Expedition 382, recovering a more than 3-million-year sedimentary sequence from which we can learn about Antarctic Ice Sheet history and Southern Ocean dynamics. Sediment layers in these drill cores can be dated by identifying times when Earth’s magnetic field flipped polarity and comparing those events to the well-established geomagnetic polarity timescale. This chronology can then be used to study how Antarctic climate varied from the warm Pliocene about 3 million years ago through the ice age cycles of the Pleistocene.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Brendan Reilly is a postdoctoral researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and Distinguished Lecturer for the Ocean Discovery Lecture Series. He has worked globally on the stratigraphy, paleomagnetism, and chronology of sediment cores from offshore Antarctica to Northern Greenland.  Brendan has participated in nine oceanographic expeditions, including the 2019 International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 382, Iceberg Alley and Subantarctic Ice and Ocean Dynamics.

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