SCIENCE According to this new research, the Venus flytrap can. . . count? (Washington Post) Take a walk on the Flytrap Trail with our short article. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Venus flytrap has a very tiny natural species range. Where is it? Read through our short article, “Plant Predators,” for some help. … Continue reading For Venus Flytraps, Catching Prey is as Easy as 1-2-3
Curious about today’s Google Doodle? Read all about it right here! By Alyson Foster Content & Collections Specialist, National Geographic Library For years, it was a longstanding mystery. After dancing and skimming in summer meadows from Canada to Texas and Florida, where did the monarch butterflies go with the approach of autumn? That they streamed south was certain. That they sometimes congregated in immense numbers … Continue reading The Case Of The Disappearing Butterflies
Our Creature Feature series is brought to you through our partnerships in education and citizen science. In this post, the Biomimicry Institute shares more about what makes the oriental hornet a solar-powered marvel, as part of their mission to bring nature-inspired ideas to modern-day challenges. By Leon Wang and Jeanette Lim from the Biomimcry Institute At first glance, the oriental hornet may appear alarming with its stinger … Continue reading Creature Feature: The Solar-powered Hornet
HEALTH Atlanta tops the list of Top Mosquito Cities for the second year in a row. Is your city at risk? (Orkin) Learn more mosquitoes with our excellent animal profile of the pesky pest. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key content, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map, in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to Orkin, “June, July and August are prime mosquito months … Continue reading Where are America’s ‘Mosquito Cities’?
We typically think of ghosts and goblins on Halloween, right? Plenty of creepy creatures really roam our world and cause a similar type of fright all year long. For some of us, when you know you’re in the presence of a spider, but you don’t know where it is, you might be slightly afraid. For those that dare, try to find the spider in the web below: … Continue reading Media Monday: The Real Creeps of Halloween