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VLM to celebrate Earth Day this weekend

The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News invites the public to celebrate Earth Day there this weekend. Activities are designed to show just how interesting and fun conservation can be, a release stated.

Earth Day Weekend celebrations at the Virginia Living Museum include a Planet Protectors Camp-in, a Vermiculture Composting Workshop, special Behind-the-Scenes Bobcat and Reptiles and Amphibians Tours, planetarium shows, Animal Meet and Greets, and Pop-up Discovery Boxes. The Green Teens will be hosting a Community Conservation Action Project in which guests can collect data on birds visiting the museum’s feeders as part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Project FeederWatch program which monitors bird abundance across North America.

The community is invited to bring in donations of old/unwanted/unused items as part of the weekend’s “Give Away to Give Back” program. For example, the Virginia Living Museum will accept used but clean towels, sheets, blankets and washcloths for a...

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