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  • Elk…in the Park?

    • Mariners' Park
    • Wildlife

    For several years, we had a permitted wildlife sanctuary in the Park! Of the projects from the early years of the Park, our wildlife endeavor was the longest, lasting until almost 1950.

  • I Must Be Outta My Gourd

    • Community Engagement
    • Mariners' Park

    For centuries, cultures around the world have turned this gift from nature into water dippers, bowls, masks, baskets, jewelry, and musical instruments. The Museum offered workshops using gourds as a canvas for creative projects.

  • Great Plants Create a Great Park

    • Mariners' Park

    Providing a beautiful Park full of diversity was a long-standing goal.

  • From Waters to Mariners’, The Making of a Lake

    • Mariners' Park

    Did you know Virginia has only two natural lakes? The rest are man-made, including our very own Mariners’ Lake! It holds the title as the first, and the oldest, project started on the grounds of The Mariners’ Museum Park.

  • Science in the Field – Measuring Your Soil Acidity

    • Mariners' Park
    • Science

    One of the coolest things about working at The Mariners’ Museum and Park is seeing how science has been, well, a thing, since the very beginning. The fact that we were doing soil pH measurement as early as the 1930’s is something that deserves a little more discussion.

  • Even the lion has to defend himself against… lichen?

    • Collections
    • Conservation
    • Mariners' Park

    The Lions are ready for the catwalk again. Conservation cleaning of four of the Museum’s most iconic treasures is complete for this year.

  • A Lion by Any Other Color. . .

    • Collections
    • Conservation
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Mariners' Park

    If you’ve visited our Lions Bridge over the last couple of weeks, you may have seen our signature Lions turning shades of red and orange. Never Fear! Nothing is wrong. Rather, the conservation team is giving our Lions a ‘grooming.’

  • World Water Day – Monitoring the Water Quality of Mariners’ Lake

    • Conservation
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Mariners' Park
    • Science
    • Technology

    On a day dedicated to the sustainable use of water, we thought we would talk about our efforts to monitor and conserve our waterway, Mariners’ Lake.

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