West Virginia University Zoological Museum
Dear Emily Graslie,
You’ve been quite inspirational to me, and I thank you for all your wonderful posts.
That being said, I went on a college visit to WVU this morning to explore their Wildlife and Fisheries Resources opportunities, as I plan to transfer there in the fall. When we were introduced to their “zoological museum,” we were prefaced that it was only getting started. It seems that the entire state of West Virginia is lacking a zoological museum, and Jim Anderson (an instructor at WVU) and his wife have taken it upon themselves to start one. When I heard of this opportunity, I instantly thought of little Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum and asked if there were any volunteer opportunities. Come this fall I should be able to aide West Virginia’s first zoological museum come to life, so to speak. Thank you for all of your wonderful work, I eagerly await every Brain Scoop episode. :)
Here’s a picture of their newest edition they’re looking to get (understandably) under glass as soon as possible:
Thank you again,
I am so proud of you! Congratulations on your upcoming volunteer position. You have been granted a very unique opportunity and I hope you’ll take advantage of it as much as possible. It is not every day that a new natural history or zoological collection opens up, and that you are going to be one of their very first volunteers is inspiring. Once again, congratulations, and I look forward to somehow seeing the progress of the museum should you decide to send in messages and keep us all updated. The museum world is intensely community oriented, and we are all very interested in one another’s business (with the best intentions, of course).
today in my sociology class my teacher asked for two volunteers and he had the guy volunteer talk to the girl as if he wanted to ask her out but they ended up just shooting pick up lines at each other so the teacher asked for two more volunteers and this guy jumped up and yelled “all right, who wants me?” and this other dude on the other side of the room stood up and then the first guy strutted across the room, held out his arm, and asked the guy to feel his shirt. he goes “what’s that feel like?” the other guy goes “I don’t know, cotton?” and then the first guy goes “nah, man. that’s boyfriend material.” and I just feel like this really represents my college as a whole