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Anne Wright receives 2009 Thomas Jefferson Medal

Wright.jpgAnne Wright, professor, VCU Department of Biology and coordinator, VCU Life Sciences Outreach Education has received the 2009 Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions for Natural Science Education from the Virginia Museum of Natural History Foundation.

The medal is a statewide award given to a Virginia educator who has made significant contributions to natural history, environmental science or science education at any academic level. It captures the spirit of our nation's third president, an early student of natural science and natural science education. It is given to individuals who have consistently made outstanding contributions to natural history, environmental and science education in either the formal or nonformal sectors, exemplify the best educational practices and stand as models worthy of emulation by others.

Photo courtesy Anne Wright.