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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Juvenile Blue Crab Cannibalism

Habitat destruction and overfishing aren’t the only obstacles faced in trying to increase the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population. Investigate the destructive role cannibalism plays in captive habitats.

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Activity

How To Mount Dried Plants

You've dried and perfectly pressed your plants. Now what? See how to mount and protect your specimens so you can study and enjoy them for years to come.

Science Bulletin

The Ecology of Climate Change

The boreal forest, which stretches across northern latitudes just south of the Arctic Circle, is a key region for studying climate change—and not just the impacts. Follow ecologists into Alaska's boreal forest to learn more in this new Science Bulletins video.
Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History. Each Bulletin is produced by AMNHs curatorial and scientific staff and a team of video producers, designers, writers, and educators using state-of-the-art technologies such as high-definition video, data visualization, and 3-D computer graphics to present the latest research.

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Article

Light: Its Secrets Revealed

Did you know that when you look at a star, your eyes are capturing light that traveled all the way from the star to your eye? Learn more about how light carries information from distant objects.

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Educator Materials

Detecting UV Light

You can't see the Sun's ultraviolet rays with your eyes—you just see their results on your freckled, tanned, or sunburned skin. Build a bracelet that immediately detects these invisible rays.

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