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The Hope and Promise of Synthetic Biology

How can we accelerate the development of vaccines? How do we feed three billion people when 12 million died of hunger in 2019? Does synthetic biology hold the answer? With all the advances in … 226 View

The Big Book of Nature Activities

A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning

The average child can identify over 300 corporate logos, but only 10 native plants or animals—a telling indictment of our modern disconnection from nature. Soaring levels of obesity, high … ; 387 View
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Introduction

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In an increasingly urbanized world, our children are having fewer encounters with the natural world. They are more likely to experience the flickering screen of a computer or the sounds of … ; 24 $2.40 Add
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Basic Skills for Connecting to Nature

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Seeing nature is partially knowing where to look and partially knowing what to look for. Think about being in the natural world with the right kind of attitude, your senses activated and your … ; 38 $3.80 Add
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Intersection

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Lessons from Biology

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Key Nature Concepts for Children to Learn

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A quick look at nature concepts: Why do we have seasons? Climate change. Evolution. ; 18 $1.80 Add
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Man-Made

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Fall: The Cooling Season

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Of all the seasons, we might consider fall as the true start of the new year. It is a time of new beginnings and sad endings as we say goodbye to the warmth and freedom of summer. Cup your ears … ; 67 $6.70 Add
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A New Era

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Steel City Meltdown

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Winter: The Great Exhale

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As winter winds blast across brown or white fields and the temperature dips, the land seems to breathe out — cleansing itself of the remnants of last summer’s growth. We hear the … ; 59 $5.90 Add
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Chapter 5

In Serious Condition

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Spring: The Greening Season

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Spring usually begins as a tug-of-war with winter. Just when we think warmer weather is here to stay, we are hit with another blast of cold and snow. However, the change of season is always … ; 62 $6.20 Add
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Hunger

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