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A number of environmentally themed activities took place as part of Virginia Wesleyan's second Founders Day, including an oyster cage build service project, unveiling of new signage for the University's old-growth beech forest and a Chesapeake-Bay themed sustainable seafood dinner for students. A "Wesleyan EcoFestival" was also held on the lawn in front of the Greer Environmental Sciences Center, featuring interactive displays from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Eastern Shore Watermen, Lynnhaven River Now, Norfolk Botanical Garden, Sierra Club, Sodexo, Tidewater Fiber, and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. "The Moth Project," a visually dynamic, interdisciplinary outdoor public art experience, took place during the evening, promoting an understanding of and appreciation for pollinators, native plants, ecology, responsible sources of power and citizen science.