General Interest Items – January 9, 2013

Posted on Jan 6 2013 in General by admin

2.1 Winter Wildlife Festival – Virginia Beach – Register by January 18
2.2 Marine Science Internship – Wallops Island – Application Deadline Is February 1
2.3 LEGO Shipbuilding Contest and Free Museum Entry – Norfolk – February 2
2.4 Nurses for Life Scholarship – Deadline Is February 15

 

2.1 Winter Wildlife Festival – Virginia Beach – Register by January 18

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation (for tickets and information–events are scattered)
1400 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA

Friday, January 25, 2013 through Sunday, January 27, 2013. A Project WILD workshop will be held for educators on January 22 and 23; please see the website for complete schedules. All events are held rain or shine. There is no cost to attend the festival, but some sessions and excursions do have a fee. Space is limited. Register in person at any Virginia Beach recreation center or by mail. Download a registration form at the website; registration ends January 18, 2013.

The Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will present the 2013 Winter Wildlife Festival which features educational workshops and excursions sure to captivate outdoor enthusiasts, both novice and expert. Witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach including fascinating bird activity. Explore the natural areas of the community or observe harbor seals near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

Other highlights are an exhibit hall on Saturday, January 26 where you can speak with Winter Wildlife Festival partners and local groups, see decoy carvers, attend walk-up workshops, and join in children’s activities at the neighboring Princess Anne Library.

See the website for more information, or contact outdoors@vbgov.com or 757-385-4461.

www.vbgov.com/winterwildlife

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2.2 Marine Science Internship – Wallops Island – Application Deadline Is February 1

Deadline for applications is February 1, 2013. Open to rising high school seniors  (current juniors age 16 and older) with an interest in education, biology, or science.

The Sea S.T.A.R. Program (Students Teaching and Researching) is a two-month summer “Coastal Education and Leadership Internship Program” with the Marine Science Consortium at Wallops Island. Read all the details on the website.

http://msconsortium.org/#/highschoolstudentinternship/4546405256

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2.3 LEGO Shipbuilding Contest and Free Museum Entry – Norfolk – February 2

Hampton Roads Naval Museum (HRNM)
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA

Saturday, February 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; LEGO shipbuilding is at 2 p.m. (bring ships to enter before 2 p.m.). Adults and children (in three age groups) should bring their already-built LEGO ships (from a kit or from scratch) to display at the museum for the day. The museum is always free; hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Monday.

The “Brick by Brick: LEGO Shipbuilding” competition is free of charge to enter or to attend. The museum will hold a ship contest at 2 p.m. and prizes will be given to the winners of the best adult-built ship and best child-built ships.

HRNM will also set up a shipbuilding station during the program, where anyone can build their own ships to enter into the contest or create one from HRNM’s own diagrams. All of HRNM’s new ship designs are based on real ship models in the museum gallery. Participants will learn the science behind building ships while using LEGOs. There is no requirement to build a ship in order to participate; however, there will be many enticing activities for children and adults.

See the website for more information, or contact Laura L. Orr, Special Events Coordinator/Educator at 757 322-3108.

www.hrnm.navy.mil

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2.4 Nurses for Life Scholarship – Deadline Is February 15

Deadline is February 15, 2013. Open to any student enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation regarding the student’s pro-life leadership and a typed 200- to 300-word essay on “What Nurses Can Do to Promote A Positive Respect for Life.” The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. See the website for all the details.

www.nursesforlife.org

www.nursesforlife.org/uploads/2012-2013_NAPN_Application.pdf

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