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After the Release | UNTAMED | Wildlife Center of Virginia
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Learn what happens when an animal is rehabilitated and returned to the wild. In many cases, we may never know, but there are a few ways post-release data can be gathered on former patients. This insight not only can prove that wildlife rehabilitation works, but post-release data can also contribute important information about overall wildlife populations. In this episode, join Center staff and wildlife researchers as they reflect on what some former wildlife patients have taught us.

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STEM/STEAM
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Health and Medical Sciences
Living Systems and Processes
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Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Baby Season | UNTAMED
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Learn about the very busiest time of year for Wildlife Center staff, students, and volunteers -- baby season! Spring is a time for new life; many species of wild animals are giving birth or laying eggs and caring for young throughout much of the spring. It's also the time of year when people are more active; as the warm weather approaches, humans spend more time in their yards and gardens and in the great outdoors. This increased activity of both humans and wild animals can put us all in more direct contact with one another. There are a number of misinformation and misconceptions about young wild animals; learn from the Wildlife Center staff how to best help young animals stay in the wild with their parents. UNTAMED looks at the wild and often perilous world of wildlife, as seen through the eyes of the patients of the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a non-profit teaching and research hospital for native wildlife.

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STEM/STEAM
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Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Science
Living Systems and Processes
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Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
04/22/2020
Backyard Wildlife Habitats| UNTAMED | Wildlife Center of Virginia
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Learn how to set up a safe backyard habitat, including the critical components to make your yard a sanctuary for wild animals. Join Wildlife Center staff and backyard naturalists to learn how we can create safe spaces to attract wildlife while minimizing our impact and chance of disturbance for our wild neighbors.

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STEM/STEAM
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Living Systems and Processes
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Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Bald Eagles | UNTAMED
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Learn about Bald Eagles in this episode of UNTAMED.   Wildlife Center staff members discuss the conservation successes of Bald Eagles, as well as the threats that eagles still face today, including lead poisoning and vehicle collisions. Buddy, the Wildlife Center's non-releasable Bald Eagle ambassador, is featured. 

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Career Connections
Living Systems and Processes
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Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
04/20/2020
Bats | UNTAMED
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Learn about bats -- a diverse group of flying mammals that humans often associate with folklore, legends, ghost stories, and scary tales. But we have more in common with bats than we think -- these tiny mammals are socially intelligent and can have a rich social structure and means of communication with each other. Bats are not only fascinating, but they are also quite beneficial to our environment and play an important role in the habitats we share with them. These animals are in need of our help now more than ever as they face population declines and serious problems, most of which originate from humans.  

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Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
04/22/2020
Bird Migration | UNTAMED | Wildlife Center of Virginia
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Learn about migration, the seasonal movement of animals from one location to another. Join the Center staff and migratory bird experts as they explain why birds migrate, and the dangers that they may face along their journeys. Learn how to help migrating birds and why we should be concerned about more than just our own backyards.

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STEM/STEAM
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Living Systems and Processes
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Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Black Bears | UNTAMED
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Learn about Black Bears in this episode of UNTAMED. The Wildlife Center staff members illustrate what it's like to care for Black Bear cubs, explain how we're working to understand and treat mange in wild bear populations and demonstrate what you should do if you encounter a Black Bear in need of help.

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Health and Medical Sciences
Living Systems and Processes
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Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
04/20/2020
The Case for Indoor Cats | UNTAMED | Wildlife Center of Virginia
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Learn the reasons why keeping cats—domestic pets—indoors is better for wildlife, the cats themselves, and human health. Outdoor cats cause significant problems for wildlife and the environment; these cats also have shorter lifespans and are subjected to many more dangers than their indoor counterparts. Join Center staff, health experts, and a cat behaviorist to learn how we can fix this human-caused issue and keep wildlife, cats, and the environment safer.

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STEM/STEAM
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Living Systems and Processes
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Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Critters Don't Litter | UNTAMED -  Wildlife Center of Virginia
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Learn about one of the biggest impacts that humans have on their environment—Litter. It isn’t just an aesthetic problem; it has serious impacts on habitats, wildlife health, as well as human health and safety. The consequences of even small acts of littering can be far-reaching and long-lasting. Join the Wildlife Center staff and watershed conservation authorities to learn more about the problems litter can pose, as well as a variety of ways that you can help reduce litter.

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STEM/STEAM
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Living Systems and Processes
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Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Hawks and Falcons | UNTAMED
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Learn about diurnal birds of prey -- a diverse group of birds across the globe which includes hawks, falcons, osprey, eagles, and kites. While these different families of birds have a variety of physical and behavioral traits, they are all specially adapted for daytime hunting. Today, most of these birds of prey are widely appreciated by the public, but they still face many dangers. Learn more about these amazing raptors and how to help.UNTAMED looks at the wild and often perilous world of wildlife, as seen through the eyes of the patients of the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a non-profit teaching and research hospital for native wildlife.

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STEM/STEAM
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Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Science
Living Systems and Processes
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Lesson
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Date Added:
04/22/2020
Hot Job: Investigate Illness as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist
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How do you track a disease? How do you determine if a blood sample contains a virus or a bacteria that could make millions of people sick? What type of information would you need to know to stop a disease from spreading? If you are interested in these questions then being an “Illness investigator” or a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) might be the right career path for you. 

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Health and Medical Sciences
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Author:
Trish Reed
Allison Couillard
Timothy Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020
Hot Jobs: Advanced Manufacturing's High Tech Career Paths
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Manufacturers today are rapidly innovating the way things are made, creating new manufacturing techniques and scrambling to make sure our workforce has the skills needed to fill the jobs. In Virginia there is a projected annual shortfall of 11,000 skilled technicians for career opportunities in modern manufacturing.

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Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Trade and Industrial
Material Type:
Visual Media
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VPM
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Hot Jobs: Biomechanical Engineering of a Nano-Tattoo
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Biomechanical engineering is an interdisciplinary field of science that applies the rules and principles of mechanical engineering to biological systems. It combines elements of many disciplines, including biology, engineering, physics, chemistry, and mathematics to better understand how physical forces influence living organisms. A biomechanical engineer may find work in the medical, scientific, industrial or governmental sectors. It is also sometimes considered a subset of Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering.

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Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Material Type:
Visual Media
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VPM
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Hot Jobs: Bioscience and Drug Discovery with “Organs on a Bench”
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Jobs in drug discovery and bioscience use math, biology and computer science to improve the lives of very sick people in a faster, safer way. If you do well in these subjects, this might be the field for you!

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STEM/STEAM
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Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
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Author:
Trish Reed
Allison Couillard
Timothy Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020
Hot Jobs: Cyber Security Analysts Fight Crime
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Cyber Security, the protection of our information via computers and the internet is one of the fastest growing industries in Virginia and around the world. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Cyber Security Analysts (also known as Information Security Analysts) will grow by 37% over the next 10 years. That’s a much faster growth rate than the average for all other occupations.

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Cybersecurity
Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
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Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Allison Couillard
Timothy Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020
Hot Jobs:  Engineering Solutions
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Why is Engineering a Hot Job? Listen to 3 students from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Engineering to find out. During the recent VCU Capstone (Senior) Design Expo hundreds of engineering students solved problems and developed new products that will make a difference. Learn why these three students went into Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

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Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
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Career Connections
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Visual Media
Provider:
VPM
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Hot Jobs: Making Our Daily Vitamins Effective—And Tasty!
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Gummie vitamins have become a popular way to get a good dose of nutrients each day. Check out three “Hot Shots and Hot Jobs” involved in the development and design of gummie vitamins: Product Design Scientist, Confection Technologist, and Analytical Chemist.This visual media resource is designed for grades 6-12.

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Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Allison Couillard
Timothy Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020
Hot Jobs:  Pilots Enjoy Breathtaking Views
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The possibilities for trained pilots are varied—from piloting huge passenger jets across the ocean to guiding small aircraft for police, fire and medical operations—and the job prospects are higher now than ever.
This is a visual media resource for grades 6-12.

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Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Material Type:
Visual Media
Provider:
VPM
Author:
Trish Reed
Timothy Couillard
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Hot Jobs: Powering Up with Renewable Energy
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Providing electric power can take a heavy toll on the environment. In recent years, that has led to increased interest in renewable energy. It’s a big responsibility, and doing it well requires all kinds of people with different skills and talents. Let’s meet three Dominion Energy employees (Project Engineer, Groundman, and Biologist), who are doing very different jobs to bring power safely to our communities. This visual media resource is designed for grades 6-12.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Allison Couillard
Timothy Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020
Hot Jobs: Software Engineers Create Solutions Through Code
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Just about everything you can do on a computer—checking your email, posting to Facebook, online banking and shopping—is powered by software. The people who come up with that software, and keep it working efficiently, are behind the scenes of a big portion of our lives.  Software engineering is an exciting career,.

Subject:
Algorithms and Programming
Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Business and Information Technology
Career Connections
Material Type:
Reading
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Allison Couillard
Timothy Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020