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Endangered Species Day is May 19th, 2017

Animals

Endangered Species Day is May 19th, 2017

Today is Endangered Species Day! This is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. All species big and small are important in our world Humans are able to both help and hinder other species. What we…

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Science in Our Lives

The benefits of scientific research are applied all through our lives. Medical Science Do you or someone you know use tools for bending light to see? We mean glasses of course. How did this tool come into being? Problem-solving minds circa the early 1200’s are to thank for the glasses we know today (see link…

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Wildlife Devotion

There are a few animal species that display behaviors that look similar to what humans might call love.   3-5% of mammals could be considered monogamous, possibly because multiple parents are needed to ensure the survival of offspring. Owl monkeys take a year to get acquainted before mating, then exhibit behavior that researchers think may illustrate a type of…

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Differences Between Similar Animals

Do you ever whether a big black bird is a crow or a raven?  Or whether a croaking frog is really a toad?  What about that swooping bird – is it a falcon or a hawk?  There are some animals that seem really difficult to tell apart!  Here are some easy ways to know the difference.…

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Child Development Research

At CuriOdyssey, child development research is on our radar. We use that science superpower for good in everything from our exhibit design to classroom activities. It is our pleasure to share great child development discoveries with you. Gardener or Carpenter Are you a ‘gardener’ or a ‘carpenter’ parent? Based in a plethora of research, what Dr.…

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More Wildlife in Winter

Our Wildlife in Winter blog article on the behaviors wildlife uses to cope with cold winter weather was very popular.  Here are a few more examples of the incredible ways wild animals have adapted and behaviors they use to survive in the cold. Hummingbirds Hummingbirds look frail but are incredibly tough birds.  In cold weather, their 107 degree body…

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Wildlife in Winter

Have you ever wondered what animals in the wild do to cope with the cold of winter? Some bears go into torpor to lower their temperature and heart  rate, saving energy until food is more plentiful in spring.  Some bird species migrate to find food.  Many animals get warm winter coats and some even change the color of their fur…

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Simple Ways You Can Help Wildlife

We all love seeing animals in the wild and want to help them however we can.  Adopting a few simple behaviors make our environment friendlier and less toxic for animals in the wild. Here are a few very easy changes we can all make in our own daily lives that make the world a friendlier place for wildlife. Avoid Rodenticides!…

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Animal Defenses

Have you ever felt scared? What did you do? Did your body react? When we feel scared our bodies naturally respond to whatever it is that makes us afraid. For example, if we hear a loud sound we might hold still or feel our heart beat faster. We have natural defense mechanisms to help us…

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5 Animal Species Who Use Tools

For years, humans thought they  were the only creatures to use tools. But it’s not true!  Certain animal species use tools to eat, play and survive. Here are just five species who use tools in everyday activities. Who Used Tools First,  Humans or Monkeys? Did humans first learn to use tools by observing monkeys use…

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