Martinsville, Virginia


Chief Biologist at the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to present during next "2nd Thursday Science Talk"

The next edition of the Virginia Museum of Natural History’s 2016-17 “2nd Thursday Science Talks” series takes place Thursday, December 8 at 6 p.m., when J. Christopher Ludwig, chief biologist at the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, presents “The Virginia Natural Heritage Program’s inventory of the Commonwealth’s biodiversity conservation needs”.  The presentation will feature biological inventory conducted by the Virginia Department of Conservation’s Natural Heritage Program, while stressing the importance of museum collections and herbaria that inform this inventory and provide crucial information in assessing the biodiversity conservation needs of Virginia’s flora and fauna.

"2nd Thursday Science Talks" take place on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m.from September through May.  Presentations are delivered by VMNH curators, research associates and collaborating scientists.  Geared towards audiences with a keen interest in science, the presentations also increase awareness of the varied and unique scientific career paths available to students.