What do you do with a bug net, a vial of wintergreen essential oil, cotton swabs, and push pins, when you are in the middle of the Amazon rainforest? If you are an orchid bee wrangler, you design an experiment to investigate orchid bees, of course!
One of the questions I hear most often (besides how to teach your kids to love art) is how to combine science and travel. I have two words: Science Museums! We love them, we visit them whenever we can, and we have such fun.
A trip to Kinsman Notch, the Western-most notch of the White Mountains, is a place of many surprises. What exactly is a notch? A notch is a mountain pass- a gap between mountain peaks- that is u-shaped, from a lobe of the continental glacier, plowing to the southeast, scouring the rock in its path.
I was very privileged to be chosen by The David Project, a Boston-based Pro-Israel advocacy organization, to travel to Israel with other 31 campus leaders from different colleges from around the US.
Sloths have been making headlines this week - They even got a feature in the New York Times!ShareThis
Despite blizzards and Arctic blasts, nature hasn’t deserted us. An “irruption” of snowy owls has produced sightings on refuges as far south as Florida. Eagle watchers are checking refuge nests for new chicks. Forays into snow-covered refuges reveal tracks of deer, rabbit, and otter.