Nature Studies

How Fast Can a Peregrine Falcon Fly?

Have you ever wondered how fast a peregrine falcon can fly? One scientist, Ken Franklin set out to find out by skydiving along with them. You can view the video at National Geographic here.
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Lightning Bug

Lightning Bug was conceived to help young adults engage with story writing. Teenagers are powerful people, who don’t receive enough recognition of their hopes and aspirations. In an increasingly frenetic world, they are growing up younger and faster with more expected of them each day. Understanding how to write a good story is an...
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Solar Week ’07

Solar Week ’07, a week long series of web-based learning activities on the study of our SUN will be conducted by the University of California’s Space Sciences Lab. The planned dates as of this posting are Feb. 26- March 2nd, (Spring-Run). It afford’s students the opportunity to “work the site” at any time day...
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Sending Your Mail Via Dog Sled!

For those of you who enjoyed, From Anchorage to Nome by Lisa Amstutz in the January – February Issue of Home Education Magazine as much as I did, here is a great resource to go along with that: John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon February 25th, Duluth, Minnesota “Trail Mail” One of the Few...
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“eBird, a project developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, provides a simple way for you to keep track of the birds you see anywhere in North America. You can retrieve information on your bird observations, from your backyard to your neighborhood to your favorite bird-watching locations, at any...
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Save the Manatee Club

Save the Manatee Club recently wrote to HEM to tell us about the Club’s new print Holiday adoption public service announcements which can be veiwed here: They also offer volunteer opportunities, news, how to adopt a manatee and more. I particularly enjoyed their cool stuff page that offers: Music Games, Video, Photo Gallery,...
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Insect Lore Online Store

Insect Lore Online Store – Where Nature Comes Alive! When it comes to teaching and sharing the fascinating lifecycles of butterflies and other insects, thousands families and educators worldwide have come to know and trust Insect Lore and their bug-related kits. Their products have won numerous prestigious awards. In 2004, the Wall Street Journal...
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