A VPM initiative to inspire our community to value science and understand its importance to our future.
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Does Stress Really Make Your Hair Go Gray?
Living through a pandemic and all the other compounding stresses of life has been challenging to say the least. In the past we’ve heard that old saying about stress making you go gray.
Backyard Bay Savers: What's a Watershed?
Explore the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and discover how you can be a Backyard Baysaver! Investigate how we are all connected to a watershed and find out what you can do to protect rivers and streams near you. Developed for students in grades 4-6 and correlated to Virginia Standards of Learning.
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.