Nature Studies

Lunar Eclipse

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Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will take place on December 20/21, 2010. It will be visible after midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 21 in North and South America. It will be the first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Winter Solstice since Dec. 21, 1638. A lunar eclipse occurs when...
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Nature Journaling

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Nature Journaling

Journals come in every flavor under the sun. They can be emotional sounding boards, idea notebooks, what-I-did-today-style diaries, reading records, travel logs, sketchbooks, or all of the above, all at once. They can also be used to bring you and your kids closer to the outdoors. “A field journal is essential to a scientist’s...
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Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids

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Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids

Your parents probably kept a copy of the venerable Old Farmer’s Almanac around the house – filled with wit and wisdom and surprisingly accurate forecasts, it was a staple of rural life, and a favorite everywhere. The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids – a free online interactive website – offers the same mix of...
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Last Child in the Woods

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Last Child in the Woods

Richard Louv is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books about the connections between family, nature and community. His most recent book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin), has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. Louv coined the term Nature-Deficit Disorder™...
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Gardening with Children

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Gardening with Children

From a wonderful resource-and-idea-filled site, Gardening with Children: “There are few things children enjoy more than digging in the dirt and making mud pies. They are fascinated by looking for worms and bugs and love to water the garden and anything else in the near vicinity. Children also enjoy planting seeds, watching them grow...
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Oil Spill!

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Oil Spill!

“The Deepwater Horizon oil spill recently created by a leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico – now a blob of goo three times the size of Rhode Island that threatens Gulf fisheries, the Florida Keys, and the Louisiana coast – is hardly special in any positive sense of the world, but its prominence...
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The Cave of Lascaux

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The Cave of Lascaux

Come and explore The Cave of Lascaux online. Here you can explore this cave that was closed in 1955. Cave of Lascaux
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Gaia Girls

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Gaia Girls

This series chronicles the adventures of the Gaia Girls – four girls from different corners of the globe chosen by the living organism of the earth to help stop the destructive practices of human beings…. The first book introduces us to 10 year old Elizabeth Angier and her fight against factory farming to save...
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What Bird?

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What Bird?

What Bird – The Ultimate Bird Guide is an excellent resource that I have used often. This free resource offers extensive tools to identify birds, including bird identification 101, blogs, articles and it even offers the tools to create your own field guide from their extensive database of North American birds. What Bird –...
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Alaska Volcano Observatory

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The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) is a joint program of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAFGI), and the State of Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (ADGGS). You can check out current volcanic activity, volcano info, Alaska Volcano Observatory Online Library, images and...
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