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Watery Inspiration

I live in a town of 700 people in rural Central Maine. A few miles from me there’s a hill where you can look down into a working gravel and sand pit and see a circle of water. That’s a kettle hole pond, a neighbor told me once when we passed it. It’s very deep and there’s no inlet and no outlet, he said. I’d never heard of the term kettle hole, but his words stuck in my brain. There was something mysterious and evocative about them.

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World Traveler and Scuba Diver Publishes Book for Kids of All Ages

Publisher note: We have long loved the ocean and learning about it! One of our favorite authors, Tam Warner Minton, is back with the second edition of All Fish Faces, a book we love and highly recommend.

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Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science Launches Frost Science@Home Digital Learning Platform

New Free Series Offers At-Home Education, Exploration, Activities and More 

Visiting Iceland: All you need to know about glaciers

The magic of a moving glacier is mesmerising. It's one of the main reasons people venture onto the small island of Iceland. 11% of the country is covered in ice, which accounts for a dozen icecaps and around 400 glaciers. 

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of May 13, 2018 By Josh Garrick

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of May 13, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Water

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May 01, 2017 / 0 comments

Water. At some point in social studies classes, we stop learning about water and start learning about economics, history, and even a bit of geography. Water winds up reserved for science experiments and sips from the drinking fountain down the hallway. I never really understood why. Humans and the earth are made mostly of water. We need to drink it to survive, and the land needs it to thrive.

Think you know about Sloths? Think again!

Sloths have been making headlines this week - They even got a feature in the New York Times!

Wanted: Amazon Orchid Bee Wranglers!

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!

The Benefits of Tarantulas on the Ceiling and Frogs in the Shower

Let’s be honest…looking for tarantulas on the ceiling before sitting down to dinner is not considered normal.

Rainforest Library Overtaken by Crazy US Educators – Crazy GOOD educators!

What happens when 30 US educators spend an afternoon at CONAPAC’s  tiny Amazon library, located along the banks of the Amazon rainforest in Peru? Not your normal library experience, that’s for sure!