The Virginia Living Museum has received a $9,500 grant from Dominion Energy to support a new initiative at the Museum to engage and educate people of all ages on the importance of environmental conservation.
The grant will help the Museum develop five Pop-Up Discovery Stations, which are mobile exhibits with interactive displays on renewable energy, aquatic environments, reptiles and amphibians, native Virginia animals and ozone gardens.
“We interact with nearly 300,000 adults and children each year,” said Rebecca Kleinhample, executive director of the Virginia Living Museum. “One of our goals is to create citizen scientists who will embrace conservation efforts and activities after they leave the museum, and these Discovery Stations align perfectly with that long-term mission.” All five Discovery Stations are expected to be active at the Museum by the end of the summer.
As part of an ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, Dominion Energy awarded $1 million in Environmental Education and Stewardship grants to a variety of company initiatives. Donations were shared by nearly 130 nonprofit organizations and schools working to improve natural spaces or encourage stewardship in 12 states.