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Discover Earth

Discover Earth: February 26 - April 24 at England Run Branch

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library system is one of only ten libraries in the country to successfully apply for the grant-funded, museum-quality science exhibit, Discover Earth: A Century of Change!  Interactive, multimedia displays allow exhibit visitors to interact with digital information in a dynamic way, encouraging new perspectives on our planet and reinforcing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts.  

Discover Earth

The Discover Earth exhibition focuses on local earth science topics—such as weather, the water cycle, and ecosystem changes—as well as a global view of our changing planet. It includes a Magic Planet globe and simulation-based educational games.  Learn more about the exhibit here.

Visitors will learn that Earth is a complex, global system of interacting subsystems-rock, water, air and life; understand that Earth's global system changes on short and long-term time scales; understand the water cycle and the important role that water plays in the Earth system; learn about the basics of weather and how meteorologists predict it locally; understand the difference between weather and climate; and learn how to become a thoughtful steward of Planet Earth.

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The Exhibit (satellite picture of hurricane)  Classes & Events (picture of Great Lakes from space)  Resources (picture of tornado) School & Group Visits (picture of lava flow)

National Sponsors

Discover Earth Sponsors
Discover Earth: A Century of Change, a traveling exhibition for libraries, is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the National Girls Collaborative Project. Discover Earth is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Community Partners

College of Education, University of Mary Washington

Department of Chemistry, University of Mary Washington and the Students Affiliates of the American Chemical Society

Explore It! Children’s Museum on the Go

Friends of the Rappahannock

Hypatia Living Learning Community at Virginia Tech

Mid-Atlantic Girls Collaborative (MAGiC)

Rappahannock Astronomy Club