Virtual Learning Series: Teacher Appreciation



For Teacher Appreciation Week, Maymont Environmental Educator Irmarie put together some of her favorite lessons from Maymont’s database for you to download and use in your virtual classroom. One of my favorite springtime activities is visiting my local parks to explore the streams and creeks. There is nothing like getting outdoors to see how the …

Virtual Learning Series, Part 7



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, Stu. Book Suggestion: Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper by Tololwa M. Mollel This is a modern retelling of an …

Maymont Stories from a Volunteer



National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 19—April 25 and Maymont is recognizing some of our volunteers that have made an impact. Hear from Virginia, a Maymont volunteer, her story in her own words why she enjoys volunteering at Maymont. I have so many wonderful memories at Maymont; here are a few stories and memories of …

Virtual Learning Series, Part 6



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, Irmarie. Book Suggestion:  Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card What happens when Earth has been at war with an alien race …

Virtual Learning Series, Part 5



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Mansion Historical Programming Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations! Book Suggestions: Midnight at the Mansion (The Virginia Mysteries Book 5) by Steven K. Smith Steven K. Smith is a local author whose …

Virtual Learning Series, Part 4



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, Courtney. Book Suggestion: Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris  About the book: In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford …

Virtual Learning Series, Part 3



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, Irmarie. Book Suggestion: City of Ember: Book 1 by Jeanne DuPrau This book demonstrates how people can be afraid, brave and curious all at …

Virtual Learning Series: Part 2



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, April. Book Suggestion: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly Jacqueline Kelly’s book following the 11-year-old, Calpurnia Tate, is written with young …

Virtual Learning Series: Part 1



Looking for some ideas to delight, educate and inspire you and your family while you’re staying at home? The Maymont Environmental Education Team has some great suggestions. Take a look at this week’s recommendations from Environmental Educator, Stu. Book Suggestion: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery …

A Passion for Nature: Ladies & the Great Outdoors



March is Women’s History Month, which serves as a commemoration of how far women have advanced in terms of equality and a celebration of the vital role of women in American history. The following post is by Nancy Lowden, Manager of Historical Programs at Maymont. By the end of the 19th century, women’s social status had improved, their …