Waterways of Africa: The Nile | Celebrating Black History Month
The Mariners’ Museum and Park - February 27; 1 p.m.
Join Erika Cosme and Wisteria Perry from The Mariners’ Museum’s Interpretation Department as they feature “Waterways of Africa,” a new series that looks at the waters that surround and are located within the African continent. This program will be presented throughout the year, and focus on the different waters that have influenced African and world culture, past and present. Viewers are welcome to send Erika and Wisteria comments or questions during the presentation, which they will answer following the presentation.
About the presentation: In the first of the “Waterways of Africa” series, The Mariners’ Museum takes a look at the world’s longest river, and one of Africa’s most relied upon bodies of water - the Nile River. What makes this river so important?
Often associated with the ancient Egyptians, the Nile has provided and supported life throughout many countries in Africa. It is connected to several other major bodies of water, and has impacted the development of African cultures for thousands of years. Set out with Erika and Wisteria as they present on one of the world’s fascinating wonders that has been a source of life for centuries. 100 Museum Drive, 757-596-2222. Advance registration is required. Click here for more information.
Virtual Maritime Mondays
The Mariners’ Museum and Park - March 1; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
This week’s book: Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist, written by Jess Keating
Hop online for a reading adventure every Monday! Fun for both children and caregivers, enjoy a book reading with Lauren T. Furey, manager of visitor engagement, and discover an interesting artifact from our Museum’s Collection! Designed for children from 18 months to 8 years, Lauren takes you and your little mariners on a journey to show how we are all connected to the world’s waters. Be sure to register in advance, and join us for a new book every week! 100 Museum Drive, 757-596-2222. Click here for more information.
Homeschool Program: Flower Power
Virginia Living Museum - March 3; 10 a.m. & 12 p.m.
Dissect a flower to get a closer look at the various parts while learning why pollination and plants are so important tour ecosystem. Cost: Child 45 minute classroom program and admission is $10.50 for museum members/$15.00 for non-members. Adult 45 minute classroom program and admission is free for museum members/$18.00 for non-members. 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.
Scenes from Quarantine
Peninsula Community Theatre - Continuing through March 1
Streaming via YouTube
An online selection of original Scenes written by local theatre artists to keep our audiences engaged during this trying time. Three pieces consisting of: “NIOBE ON THE BEACH” written by Dana Margulies Cauthen – A story of Quinn who packs up her baby’s things as Nana watches and prepares to take him away. Perhaps forever? “OUT THERE” written by Laura Maney – Totally realistic characters are trapped in a totally realistic mall when totally realistic zombies invade the town. Finally, A “RUDDIGORE” QUARTET PARODY, written by Jeff Joyner. 10251 Warwick Boulevard, 757-595-5728. Click here for more information.
Exploration ICE AGE: Unearthing Extinctions
Virginia Living Museum - Continuing through April 11
The sixth mass extinction is happening right now! Called the Quaternary Extinction, it includes the loss of the animals found in North America at the end of the ice age, such as saber-tooth cats, mammoths, and mastodons. Many of their relatives are still around today – some even live in a habitat along the Virginia Living Museum’s outdoor trail. It is predicted around one million animal and plant species are currently threatened with extinction. Discover how you can help the outlook of our future biodiversity by unearthing extinctions of the past in this temporary exhibit. Extinctions are not just historical events, they are also happening right now. To protect Earth’s biodiversity in the present day, we can look to the past to learn how ancient life survived. 524
- Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.