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The Urban Scientist

Urban Science Adventure: Make Autumn Leaf Lanterns

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It’s fall and lovely outside, but you also want to keep your students or grand/children engaged in fun activities. Well, take a look up and then down. Those beautiful autumn leaves are your inspiration and your activity prop. Leaf rubbings are my favorite. FAVE-O-RITE* science arts-and-crafts, but you can do so much more*. And just [...]

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The Urban Scientist

#FieldworkFriday: Field of Four Leaf Clovers

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If you’ve been following my recent #DispatchesDNLee Adventures trapping prairie voles in Illinois, you may have notice all of the pictures of 4 leaf clovers I’ve posted, especially on Facebook. I’ve found nearly 20 4-leaf clovers since @RiceisReal and I arrived here to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois last week. Thanks to my mom, I started four-leaf clover [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: What are you looking at?

The Urban Scientist

Travel Awards for College Students to attend Botanical Society Meetings

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Undergraduate Diversity Travel Awards to Botanical Society of America Meetings The PLANTS program (funded by the National Science Foundation and Botanical Society of America) encourages the participation of undergraduates from underrepresented groups at the annual meetings of the BSA and affiliated organizations (this year in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 27-31, 2013). These meetings focus on [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesdays: Photogenic Palms

By far, my favorite palm tree I photographed. I love the Golden hues in the sunlight and next to the green.

I think I have found my photographic calling, taking pictures of palm trees. I swear they love my camera. I am actually considering submitting one of my Golden Palm photos to the National Geographic Photo contest. I’m really proud of some of my photos. And my time here is winding down. I fly back home [...]

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The Urban Scientist

#DispatchesDNLee: Tanzania from A to Z – Botany

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B is for Botany I have seen many beautiful flowers and plants and trees here. The tree I was quite excited to see was the Baobab. As a young child, I was enrolled in West African Dance Class. I learned about African culture, traditional dances and music and was told amazing fables of Anansi – [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Pollinators Make the Word Go Round

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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

Wordless Wednesday: Amazing Blazing Star

The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: Wild Flowers

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Sharing pictures of beautiful wildflowers from Missouri.  Oklahoma is growing on me, but sadly, I haven’t seen any of these flowers growing here in the Sooner State. Originally shared at Urban Science Adventures! © on July 1, 2009, Wordless Wednesday: Wild Flowers. ~~~~~~~~~~ Butterfly milkweed – a prairie wildflower plant. It is found in prairies [...]

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