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Richmond Urbanism Happy Hour #3: Vision Zero Scorecard, Bikes and Scooters

If you want to talk bike infrastructure and Richmond’s scooters head over to Canon & Draw tonight.

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If you want to talk bike infrastructure and Richmond’s scooters head over to Canon & Draw tonight at 5:30.

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The Central Section of the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association* is hosting the third installment of the Richmond Urbanism Happy Hour series which kicked off earlier this year and has featured guest speakers related to bike infrastructure development and Richmond’s scooter policies and programs.

Join guest speaker Sarah Shaughnessy from Richmond City Health District to discuss the Vision Zero Scorecard, as produced by the Richmond Complete Streets Coalition as a part of her work at Virginia Department of Health.

This session is graciously hosted by Canon & Draw in Uptown (1529 W. Main St) which can be accessed on GRTC’s 5 bus and there is also bike parking available in the area.

Thanks to Virginia APA (Central Section), RVA Rapid Transit, and Sports Backers’ Bike Walk RVA for coordinating this free event. Bring your traffic safety and complete streets planning questions!

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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New Virtual Series “Science Shorts” at Science Museum of Virginia

Encouraged by the popularity of the astronomy shows broadcast on Facebook and Zoom-based Lunch Break Science presentations, educators are producing another virtual weekly series dubbed Science Shorts as another way to keep supporters connected to the Museum.

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Due to the hands-on interactive nature of the Science Museum of Virginia, they made the tough decision not to open their doors as the commonwealth enters Phase 3. That doesn’t mean the learning is going to stop. On June 30th they launched Science Shorts so that everyone can virtually experience STEM demonstrations in the labs and exhibits.

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What:
While guests cannot currently visit the Science Museum of Virginia to experience STEM demonstrations in the labs and exhibits, the Museum wants to make sure the public does not forget that there is science all around them, and that they can explore engaging science principals from home in fun and creative ways.

Encouraged by the popularity of the astronomy shows broadcast on Facebook and Zoom-based Lunch Break Science presentations, educators are producing another virtual weekly series dubbed Science Shorts as another way to keep supporters connected to the Museum.

Starting June 30, education team members will offer a less than five minute video explaining a science topic through a demonstration or activity. The Museum will then post follow-up resources that build on the topic in the video on its website for social followers to continue exploring from home.

When:
The Science Short shows will air weekly on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning June 30.

Who:
Curious-minded guests of all ages are invited to watch the videos and try out the activities at home. There is no registration or fee required.

Where:
The programs will be posted on the Museum’s social media channels: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. The corresponding activity guide will accessible on the Museum’s website.

Why:
Social followers have responded positively to the STEM at Home activities the Museum has posted since the public closure in mid-March, but also have expressed missing the educator-led interactions for which the Museum is known. Staff believe the Science Shorts will offer the demo experience guests enjoyed while at the Museum, the directions for conducting science at home and the reminder that quarantining and summer break does not mean forgetting about science.

The Museum is also using these digital videos to highlight the importance of science in our everyday lives and offer a dose of inspiration no matter where the audience is located.

How:
The new virtual series is made possible thanks to the generous support of WestRock.

Image Courtesy of Science Museum of Virginia

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