The VMRC received First Place at the 2006 Virginia State Fair for the Director's Choice Award.
The VMRC display at the 2006 Virginia State Fair, held September 28th through October 8th in
Richmond, Virginia, focused on educating the public on the marine resources and waterways of
Virginia. The VMRC display included a Marine Patrol Boat, computer-based education quizzes for
Elementary, Middle, and High School students on marine resources, two aquariums filled with
various species from the Chesapeake Bay including blue crabs, oyster toadfish, and a hogchoker,
and a touch-tank with horseshoe crabs. The touch-tank proved to be a big hit with many school
groups as staff provided numerous hands-on education sessions about the life-history and
management of horseshoe crabs. Thanks to all VMRC staff that made this an award winning display.