Topic: Creatures

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cool trends come and go – a lot has changed in the last few decades, especially in the Arctic.
On this day we celebrate romance, love, and loyalty. These concepts extend past the human species. Check out a couple of examples of animals that mate for life. We hope you all have a good Valentine's Day!
Crabs can be found almost all over this planet! Here in Virginia one of the most well known crabs is the Blue Crab, but how much do you know about our local crustaceans?
Come face-to-face with Corn Snakes, Eastern Box Turtles, and other reptiles and amphibians in Virginia ecosystems. Meet scorpions and arthropods like the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach and Rose Hair Tarantula. Live Animal Lab presentation times vary daily.  Please check our schedule upon...
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Dive below the surface and explore an exciting underwater world. Get your hands wet with water samples. Peer at invertebrates and leaf debris through a microscope and learn how to separate them. EcoLab presentation times vary daily.  Please check our schedule upon arrival.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

The morning began with a quick dash for coffee at the local Starbucks. After some light conversation about our personal teaching positions we headed out at approximately 8:30 am. We met with Kaitlyn and Chris from the SCA at the National Park, for the second day, to continue our monitoring of the...
(Or, “another day, another macroinvertebrate”) We loaded up and headed off deep into the wilds of… Alexandria. Traffic wasn’t too bad! We made decent time getting to the Cameron Run, a 4th order stream in an industrial area with a LOT of human impacts. Think...
Welllll.... mostly business. We began firming up plans for our grant proposals: Fauzia and Steve's ideas for stream monitoring projects; Terry and Deborah's plans for baseline surveys to use in planning for school construction; Bryan's thoughts on doing a stream restoration; Amy...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

What is it?  The Great Backyard Bird Count engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds over a 4-day period.  This annual bird population survey creates a real-time snapshot of bird populations throughout the US and Canada and helps researchers better understand...

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