Ok; I'll admit it. Reptiles were not my favorite type of animal as a kid. However, as I've gotten older, I've grown - if not to love them - to appreciate them. After all, they are one of the groups of animals responsible for managing my least favorite type of animal - rodents. But that… Continue reading Fun Reptile Facts for Kids
A fungus. Yes, you read that right. The largest living thing on Earth is, in fact, a fungus. How? Is there a gigantic mushroom hidden deep in a forest somewhere? Not exactly. Although that would be both really cool and a bit terrifying. Could this be a giant mushroom hidden in the forest? Photo by… Continue reading The Largest Living Thing Is…
It’s officially January, and, if you live in the colder parts of the northern hemisphere, that means winter weather is in full force. I can’t think of a better time to start introducing kids to the science behind one of the most famous winter weather phenomena: snow! There’s something magical about snow. Even those of… Continue reading Snowflake Science: Educational Activity for Kids
That is the question I spent the holidays hanging out with family, watching a lot of television, and catching up on some reading. I’ve been trying to make a dent in my non-fiction list lately, and I found myself reading books on topics ranging from conservation to the history of humankind. So, you know…. light… Continue reading To Conserve Or Not To Conserve
I love koalas. They're one of my favorite animals (my other one is a hammerhead shark!). I spent a few months traveling the South Pacific a few years ago, and I was able to see koalas up close and personal while in Australia. I still count it as one of the coolest experiences of my… Continue reading Kool Koalas: Animal Activity for Kids
I’ve always been a real Christmas tree person. I love the process of picking out the perfect tree and then getting it home to fill the house with its fresh smell. However, as I try to make my life more environmentally friendly, I wondered whether a real Christmas tree was a good idea. Even though… Continue reading Real vs. Artificial Christmas Tree: What’s Better for the Environment?
A few months ago, my husband and I made our first trip to Cape Cod. We went after the summer tourist season had died down but before winter weather reached the area. Or I should say winter weather for Cape Cod. Since I’ve spent most of my life in the southeastern United States, New England’s… Continue reading Sea Turtles vs. the Cold
We’ve heard a lot about plastic pollution over the past few years. It’s hard to be on the internet these days without seeing a picture, video, or post about the amount of plastic going into the ocean. Or maybe Google has just tailored my news feed to highlight articles about plastic pollution. Either way, why… Continue reading Fishing Gear is the Plastic Problem No One’s Talking About
My husband and I go for an early walk most mornings. It started at the beginning of the pandemic when we both started working from home. We walk over to the park near our home and back over about an hour. I love it, because it’s a chance for me to get some physical activity… Continue reading Is Planting Flowers Bad for the Environment?
In 2018 plastic straws started dominating social media feeds. Was a new cold drink taking the world by storm? Did everyone suddenly become food influencers snapping photos of their summer drinks while they were walking out of the local (or maybe chain) coffee shop? Not quite. Rather, the plastic straw became the new symbol for… Continue reading Did We Help the Planet By Giving Up Plastic Straws?