A VPM initiative to inspire our community to value science and understand its importance to our future.
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This Earth Day Say “No Thanks, Single-Use Plastics”
Humans are the sole source of plastic waste and are responsible for its effects on the planet. Through a shift in plastic use attitudes and behaviors, we can make a global-scale difference in the amount of plastic waste that litters our landscapes and oceans. This Earth Day, April 22, lets combine our collective efforts to reduce plastic pollution.
When Your Teacher is a Wild Animal
The goal of wildlife rehabilitation is to release healthy, recovered animals back to their natural habitats as fully functioning wild animals. But what happens when animals can’t be released? Sometimes, they may be suitable for a new job: an education ambassador at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
What are the Hot STEM Jobs in Virginia?
We hear a lot about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to our global economy. We are told that STEM is where the jobs are now and where job growth will be in the future. What will the Hot STEM Jobs of the future be in Virginia? Read More Here
About Science Matters
Science Matters is a multi-media educational initiative of VPM, Central Virginia’s PBS & NPR stations. Through our “big loud voice” of Radio, Television and the Web, we strive to inspire our community to value science and to understand its importance to our future. We couple excellent national PBS and NPR content with compelling locally produced segments which feature community partners involved in exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities in Virginia. Our community outreach events and our new Science Matters Community Events Calendar are additional vehicles for engaging audiences of all ages in ongoing discovery and exploration of all things science.