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The Urban Scientist

Urban Science Adventure: Snake spotting

Garter Snake photo by DNLee

Originally posted at Urban Science Adventures! © on November 2, 2010 as Snakes up close. I’ve got to make a confession. I really don’t give reptile (or amphibians) their just due. I’m a mammalogist, true and through. But I’m also an opportunist, which is why I feature so many plants, flowers, and trees in my [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Urban Science Adventure: Be on the look out for squirrels and dreys

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This post was originally published at Urban Science Adventures! © on January 23, 2009 as Urban Wildlife Watch: Squirrels and Dreys. ************************* Squirrels are rodents, so that means they are cousins to chipmunks, mice, rats, voles, and beavers. They are members of the Sciuridae family, which means ‘bushy tail’ and is a perfect way to [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Sports and Sharks – James Jones and South Florida youth go deep for science outreach

Sharktagging RJ Dunlap Lab

NBA Player James Jones, formerly with the Miami Heat, is spending time with the youth he serves through his foundation tagging sharks. Yes! TAGGING. SHARKS! DOING SCIENCE! And having a ball. They spent the day on a research boat with the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program affiliated with the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Urban Science Adventure: Appreciating Bees

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Now is the time to get outdoors and experience what the world has to offer. One thing that you can keep in mind is that there are insects everywhere, including our back yards! A simple past time that you can enjoy alone, with a group, or with your family is taking a step outdoors and [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: The New Face of STEM

African-American Students at a microscope

They ask me what I do and who I do it for. Them. These were some of the students I had the pleasure of sharing science with when I was an NSF GK12 Fellow at Normandy Senior High School. Students in the classroom doing hands on science lessons studying microbes under a microscope. Students outdoors [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: Tanzanian Horizons over the Indian Ocean

The ocean takes my breath away

Seeing the Indian Ocean was so breathtaking.  I kept thinking to myself, I’m in Africa! I’m in Africa! and seeing the Indian Ocean is one of those surreal moments you just want to pause and savor and lucidly remember forever. ****************** Enjoying the Dispatches from Tanzania updates?  Then, you might also want a postcard from [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: My Favorite Pollinators

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June 18-24, 2012 is Pollinator Week. Join me is raising awareness of the importance of pollinators our ecosystems.   How well do you know your bees? Take this quick and see: Bee Identification.    

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The Urban Scientist

Pollinators Make the Word Go Round

Bee pollination

Whether you realize it or not, but pollinating animals like bees, flies, beetles, butterflies, birds,  and even many mammals are are vital to our delicate ecosystem.  These animal pollinate the flowers of grasses and trees and crops that not only support agriculture but also terrestrial wildlife. June 18-24, 2012 is International Pollinator Week. Originally posted [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Black & Green, the New Integration – 5 Names in Urban Ecology you should know

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The older I get and the more ‘seasoned’ I become in this science outreach arena, I come to believe more and more that role models matter. In each person there is the capacity to grow and prosper and for many people, this tenacity to thrive cannot be denied, no matter the circumstances presented to them. [...]

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