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Nature Journal Prompts 9/21-9/25

Posted on September 20, 2020 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

-It’s prime mushroom season in many places. Take a trip outside and try to find some mushrooms to detail in your journal. Areas with decaying wood, leaves, or other organic matter are usually the best places to start.

-It’s migration season for the Monarch butterflies. Have you seen any in your area? Detail your observations

-Fall migrations are kicking into full gear, with many birds beginning their journey south. Take some time to observe the birds currently in your ...

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Learning About Soil: Part 3 of 3

Posted on March 24, 2020 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s a force that carves valleys, forms caves, and washes away nutrients in our soil. It also helps distribute crucial minerals and nutrients into the food chain and form majestic streams and rivers. Erosion is a natural force unlike no other, and must be considered for so many areas in our everyday lives. Erosion must be accounted for when building roads, bridges, and buildings. It plays a major role in field planning and daily operations of farms. It destroys while simultaneously crea...

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Freezing Rain and What Causes It

Posted on February 6, 2020 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Quite a few of us northerners woke up to a perfect glaze of ice over everything outside this morning. Trees, roads, windows, grass, and just about anything else exposed to the elements was encased in ice overnight. It didn’t snow, it didn’t hail, but everything was iced. This is the result of a weather phenomenon known as freezing rain. It takes just the right combination of conditions for this to happen. But before we get into that, let’s touch on a little basic weather sci...

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Preserving Bugs in Gel

Posted on January 27, 2020 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I had a friend growing up that, like most kids, was fond of collecting things. Unlike the other kids, who were collecting the hottest trading cards or newest video games, he liked to collect bugs. Any time he found a dead bug, he’d take it home and add it to his collection. Of course, some of the other kids in our group would make fun of him. I loved going on a bug hunt with him, though. Every trip we took, I’d learn something new from him. Until I met him, I had no idea of the di...

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Nature Journal Prompts: Dec 22-Dec 28

Posted on December 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)
For some, this is going to be a week of feasting and fun. Help work off all those extra calories by getting outside and spending time with nature! Use these journal prompts to give you a few ideas of where to go and what to do this week. 
  • Dress appropriately for the weather and take a short hike today. Detail your excursion in your journal. 
  • Have you noticed any winter berries or dormant seeds still hang...
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Nature Journal Prompts: Dec 15-Dec 21

Posted on December 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

All of the major winter holidays are right around the corner! Preparations for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, and so many more are underway! Don't let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season get in the way of your nature journaling, though! Here's the prompts for this week, to help you stay motivated and inspired to keep journaling through the chaos.

  • During the winter, some animals change color. Have you noticed any animals like this in your area? If so, detail your obs...

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Nature Journal Prompts: Nov 25-Nov 30

Posted on November 25, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)
It's holiday week! Whether you are preparing to celebrate the anniversary of the first thanksgiving or if you're spending the day celebrating the history of First Nation Peoples, there is going to be a lot of preparation and fun! Those holiday celebrations are what these prompts will be centered around today. We did skip Sunday (11/24) due to some server issues, so this weeks list goes from Monday through Saturday.

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An underwater volcano in your home!

Posted on November 19, 2019 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

They have been worshipped as the homes of the gods. They have been studied by a wide range of scientific minds, from geologists to microbiologists. They can destroy and create. Volcanoes are extreme features on our landscapes, and the though the processes that control them are relatively well understood, there’s still so much we don’t know about them. Even less is known about oceanic volcanoes, due to the difficulty of studying them in extreme underwater environments. One thing th...

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Egg white experiment: Denaturing proteins

Posted on November 18, 2019 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Proteins are essential for life as we know it. They are the building blocks of muscle and are essential to healthy brain function. Every animal we know of need protein in some form. What is this super important thing though? Well first off, protein isn’t a singular thing. They do all have an amino acid structure in common though-that is, they are made of organic compounds. These compounds usually consist of things like carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and other elements.

Some of ...

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Nature Journal Prompts: Nov 17-23

Posted on November 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The prompts for this week will take you from the ground, to the sky, and beyond! These prompts are here to help you stay inspired while keeping a nature journal, because sometimes the motivation can be hard to find. 

  • Find a tree that hasn't lost it's leaves for the fall, whether it be decidous or evergreen. Examine the tree and detail your observations. 
  • Do you have any indoor plants? If so, pick one to examine and detail your observations in your journal. If y...

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