Friday, August 14, 2015

VT Geosciences Museum Public Event: Paleo Unpack!

Wednesday August 26, 2015 5:00-7:30pm
Volunteers needed to help unload and unpack fossil samples collected by VT paleontologists working in the field this past summer. You may be handling parts of a new discovery!

Dr. Sterling Nesbitt and Dr. Michelle Stocker will give a presentation on their fieldwork and a brief training at the beginning of the work session, starting at 5:20.

Students from the Paleo Research Group will be on hand to assist volunteers with proper techniques. Kids should be over 7 and accompanied by an adult.
These are REAL FOSSILS from Africa and Arizona!

Meet in the Museum of Geosciences, 2062 Derring Hall
No parking permit required after 5pm. Please be aware that construction around Derring has pushed parking further away. There ARE Handicapped spaces adjacent to the building
Limited space, please pre-register with

Monday, August 3, 2015

Save the Date!- Hokie BugFest- Oct. 17th

The fifth annual Hokie BugFest will be held on October 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Inn at Virginia Tech (Latham Ballroom). This free festival features a live Bug Zoo, a haunted Bug House, luminescent bugs, games, crafts, and eye-catching exhibits. Bug enthusiasts can admire a giant bird-eater tarantula, try on a beekeeper’s suit, observe a live silkworm exhibit, and learn all about bed bugs. This is a fun and educational event for the entire family. For more details and a schedule of events, go to