Due government restrictions, the 37th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention has been canceled.
This difficult decision was not made lightly, but with drastic, new restrictions in place, there is simply no other choice.

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If you’re registered for the convention, please check your email for your refund information.

Hands-On Science: Fabulous Fossils!

With Dr. Marcus Ross

Join creation paleontologist Dr. Marcus Ross as he guides you through a hands-on investigation into the world of fossils. You’ll learn about fossil formation, biological taxonomy, how fossils are used in geology and how they fit into biblical Earth history from an expert in the field. 

Participants will use (and keep!) a 24-specimen fossil kit and geologist’s hand lens.

$39/student, ages 11 and up
$10/ parent audit

How to Add Events

Add your choice of events when you register for the convention.



 $10/accompanying parent


Ages 11 and up


Thursday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Already registered for the convention? Add an event for yourself or a family member easily by calling the HEAV office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 804-278-9200.

Dr. Marcus Ross has loved paleontology (especially dinosaurs) since he was a kid growing up in Rhode Island. After earning a B.S. in earth science from Pennsylvania State University, he continued his studies with an M.S. in vertebrate paleontology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a Ph.D. in environmental science (geoscience) from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Ross serves as director of the Center for Creation Studies and professor of geology at Liberty University. He regularly contributes to creationist research and education in both technical and popular literature. He and his wife, Corinna, live in Lynchburg, Virginia and homeschool their four children.

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