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 →

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 →

Back Yard Movers & Groovers

There is a myth in the education and STEM world that young children cannot learn higher order skills like data collection or animal classification. Many people say it is too much for them to grasp. In my experience, they absolutely can! Children in the 3 to 6 year old range are naturally extremely curious and... Continue Reading →

Life is Riotous

Life is riotous. It is a perpetual symphony, At times is a cacophony, At others, a harmony. Yet, like a butterfly who dances in the sunlight, dazzling and full of vitality, it is also fleeting. Blink and you may miss a lifetime. ~ Katie Dion Today is National Wildlife Day here in the U.S. It... Continue Reading →

Bait and Switch

A few Saturdays ago, I spent the day out at a big community event all about environmental health. There were tons of vendors from every organization imaginable there all promoting simple changes that we can do to help keep our local habitats clean. At our booth, we were all about making sure plastic doesn’t get... Continue Reading →

Happy World Wildlife Day!

It’s not a holiday you may have heard about or celebrated before – but it’s one you should definitely add to your calendar nonetheless (and really, isn’t any excuse to party and celebrate a good one? 😉 ) When the United Nations signed the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and... Continue Reading →

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