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 …

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 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 …

Ultimate Fall Planting Guide: When, What & Why



  Ahhh, the cooler temperatures of autumn! They are met annually with celebration, like a prize earned for enduring a Central Virginia summer. Fall is a great season for evaluation and renovation in the landscape and in the garden because of lower temperatures and higher rainfall. Fall is surely the best time of year to …

Heartwarming Memories Made at Maymont



  We were so moved by this sweet story told by one of Maymont’s special guests, Dr. Gail B. Newton, who brought her grandchildren to the Members’ Otter Preview last Monday, May 15, we had to share. Thanks to Dr. Newton for reminding us of the magic of making memories at Maymont. “Nothing touches your …

Otterly Exciting News!



  They’re coming! Richmond’s favorite aquatic mammals, North American river otters (Lontra canadensis), will delight us all at Maymont once again beginning Tuesday, May 16. A male and a female, both approximately two years old, will live in the otter exhibit at the Robins Nature & Visitor Center. Both otters were found raiding crayfish farms …