Summer Camp 1, 2, 3…

In most parts of the Northern Hemisphere, summer is swiftly approaching. In South Texas, it’s already here (hello 90°F weather… I feel your presence ☹ ). For me, summer can only mean one thing – Summer Camp! I haven’t written too extensively on the topic, but I think most people know by now that I... Continue Reading →

Biodiversity Jenga

True to form, I missed an important day while being busy with this annoying thing called every day life. Last week was World Biodiversity Day. However, such an important topic deserves to be talked about more than on just one day! What exactly is biodiversity? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Bio = life,... Continue Reading →

Fiercely Threatened

So fierce! Or so the movies would tell you. In fact, Carcharhinus plumbeus, or sandbar sharks (sometimes also called brown or thickskin sharks) are typically very calm. If you were to be in the water with them, they’d likely ignore you or more likely immediately swim away from you. In fact, that’s what pretty much... Continue Reading →

Large and in Charge on the Endangered List

Last Friday was Endangered Species Day here in the U.S. (maybe elsewhere too, but for sure here). Sadly, as of the beginning of 2019, about 98,500 species of animals and plants are on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List (aka, the IUCN Red List as it most commonly referred to). Some of... Continue Reading →

Weathered

Silent,Weathered grey,Craggy lined bark,Immobile in its place.Older than the new growth around,Waiting through the yearsFor the passage of timeTo wear awayAnd beginAgain. ~ Katie Dion

Creativity Vs Procedure

I had an interesting conversation yesterday with a coworker. We had both spent the morning judging a local middle school science fair. Part of the judging involved voting on which project earned first, second and third place for each grade. This proved to be uncharacteristically difficult, as each judge had very different opinions. After a... Continue Reading →

Restart

The calm after the storm,Like a soothing caress after a tantrum,Reminds us that even in the fiercest of times,There is always another sunset restarting time. ~ Katie Dion Hello all, So it's been awhile since I have posted on here. Full honesty - the holidays really buried me 😦 In addition to it obviously being... Continue Reading →

Sharing is Caring

When life get's crazy busy, and you don't have a minute to spare - it can be easy to think that you just cannot get involved in charity. Volunteering, even for one-offs and online personas are time commitments. You have to find and carve out those minutes from a finite pool. And sometimes you just... Continue Reading →

Go STEM Go!

This one is for anyone. No fancy degrees needed! Just basic human decency and a willingness to speak up when the time is right. Be Supportive If you notice a young budding mind showing interest in something STEMy, speak up! No matter how young the child. In fact, the younger the better! Words have incredible... Continue Reading →

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