Tonight is Roanoke College’s Darwin Day celebration. This is the 3rd straight year VMNH has participated by setting up a fossil display. For the first time this year we’re using the traveling display cases designed and built by Mike Morriss.
We’ve had a steady stream of students, faculty and other visitors passing by for the last few hours, to see 29 casts of Carmel Church specimens, plus in-progress models of Calippus and “Buttercup”.
For the first time, we’re also raffling off casts of three Carmel Church specimens to raise funds for the Paleontology Department. So far we’ve raised about $80, and we’ll be drawing for the winners in about 10 minutes.
Thanks to Roanoke College and especially DorothyBelle Poli for once again hosting such a successful Darwin Day celebration.