Our Creature Feature series is a result of collaborations between education and citizen science. In this post, the Biomimicry Institute describes how jackrabbits stay cool. By Dimitri Smirnoff and Jeanette Lim If you lived in Death Valley, how would you stay cool? In a place where summer temperatures average a staggering 46˚ C (116˚ F) staying cool can be a challenge for any critter! Humans have … Continue reading Creature Feature: Who Has an Ear for Cool Technology?
Our Creature Feature series is brought to you through our collaborations between education and citizen science. In this post, the Biomimicry Institute describes how earthworms get around as part of their mission to bring nature-inspired ideas to modern-day challenges. By Jeanette Lim from the Biomimcry Institute Earthworms moving about through dirt and grass are a common sight in gardens, backyards, and parks everywhere. As they move through the … Continue reading Creature Feature: Wriggling Ways of the Earthworm
This activity is designed to be used in part or as a whole and is adaptable for classroom or informal educational settings. By Julie Brown, National Geographic Project Manager Laptops are closed, the car is packed, and you’re headed to where your kids can run wild and free. Here’s a new way to keep them busy and curious along the way and while you’re on … Continue reading Go on a Biodiversity Expedition
Our Creature Feature series is brought to you through our collaborations in education and citizen science. In this post, the Biomimicry Institute shares more about what makes the barn owl a stealthy hunter as part of their mission to bring nature-inspired ideas to modern-day challenges. By Sam Gochman, Ayda Uraz, and Jeanette Lim from the Biomimcry Institute Barn owls are often regarded as mysterious creatures, with their nocturnal habits, … Continue reading Creature Feature: Masters of Silent Flight
Dr. Caesar Sengupta, a microbiologist and photographer, holds photo workshops to inspire India’s next generation of conservationists. Activity: Wild Weekends Subject: Photography & Biodiversity Grades: Students and Adults Location: Mumbai, India Photography and outdoor education are the core of “Wild Weekends”, a program aimed at promoting environmental stewardship in communities across India. Wild Weekends kicks off at schools with a photo slideshow of local biodiversity. After a quick introduction to the flora and … Continue reading Out of the Classroom and into Wild Weekends