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Urban Science Adventure: Make Autumn Leaf Lanterns

DNLee DIYSciZone 2014

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

Urban Science Adventure: Get to Know National Public Lands

Gateway Arch w Family

Last week and half  was the 21st annual celebration of National Public Lands Day. Public lands are all of those lands that belong to the public such as parks, forests, grasslands, scenic by-ways and waterways. These public lands include state parks, nature reserves, national forests and parks and other public monuments. All public lands, whether [...]

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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

from-the-archives

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

Urban Science Adventure: Eye Spy Dragonflies!

DNLee holding dragon fly

Have you seen a large beautiful flying insect hovering nearby? I mean glorious and sparkly greens and golds or black and blues, maybe with a little touch of yellow or violet. If you live by water, or know where a nice creek, pond, or lake is, you just may see dragonflies!  Dragonflies are beautiful creatures [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Urban Science Adventure: Catching and Watching Fireflies

firefly lightening bug

What do you see when you go into your backyard in the evening time?  Most people don’t even think about being outside at that time until the warm rays of summer touch their skins.  Summer nights mean warm nights where you can be outside until dusk and beyond and see the wonders that Mother Nature [...]

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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: 100+ things to do outside

Me holding a Fowler's toad

It’s summer. The kids are out of school. You want to keep them engaged and active. Most parents also want to keep them on track academically, but not necessarily with a strong hand approach to learning. I get it. Cultivating some old-fashioned out of doors play and reflection time is just what this doctor recommends. [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: I’m a mammalogist

This book was a graduation present when I got my PhD in biology. I was very happy to receive it. It is a great gift. Perhaps when at the end of my postdoc I’ll get a Smithsonian Book on African Mammals. I the meantime I’ll leave you this video of me doing mammalogists do, getting [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Urban Science Adventure: Pollination Observations

Dandelion being pollinated

In celebration of Pollination Week, June 18-24, I wanted to give everyone a few ideas for a great Urban Science Adventure Activity you can do this weekend.  Today, June 21st is also Summer Learning Day. Join communities across the country in celebrating the importance of summer learning. Summer Learning Day is widely supported by educators, [...]

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