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Science Matters spotlights the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program

July 24, 2017

Science Matters, a multi-media educational initiative of the Community Idea Stations, turned the spotlight on our Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program (VOSRP).  The Community Idea Stations include Richmond's PBS and NPR affiliate stations.  

Ron Lopez, a 2017 master's graduate of VCU's Center for Environmental Studies, created a three-minute film explaining the journey of an oyster shell through the view of the shell. The film also explains how the VOSRP works, from the time the oysters are harvested to when the shells are returned to the Bay.  The three-minute version is highlighted on the Community Idea Stations' website, with additional information available about the VOSRP. A shorter, one-minute version of the film was accepted to air between programs on WCVE and WHTJ television.  

Read the story and watch the film on the Community Idea Stations page here

You can also watch the video below.  

 

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