It's not just humans who have jetted to remote regions of the world. For better or worse, international commerce and air travel have helped the global exchange of species and the spread of disease.
Would you believe that the U.S., Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Asia consume more than 85 percent of the world's energy? Take an eye-opening look at consumption.
No matter what the weather or season, you can explore nature with these 11 challenges. See just how good your observation skills are by comparing butterflies, leaves, reptiles, fish, and more. Then record your own observations in a field journal.
A Biodiversity Index gives scientists a concrete, uniform way to talk about and compare the biodiversity of different areas. Learn how to calculate this number yourself.
Whether you want a general-purpose field guide or one that focuses on insects native to your corner of the world, you're sure to find the perfect guide in this list of more than 20 titles.
Long and narrow like a feather or small and symmetrical like a rose petal—the variety of oak leaves runs the gamut. See if your leaves match any of the 12 varieties featured in this sheet of hand drawings.
Young Naturalist Awards Essay
Enhancing Algae Biofuels: The Effects of Nitrogen Limitation and Carbon Dioxide Infusion on Nannochloropsis oculata
Growing up by the rich lakes and streams of Colorado, I had often noticed dark masses of algae clouding the clear water. The idea that these simple life forms could somehow help power our modern society without the environmental drawbacks of fossil fuels is inherently appealing--a truly green solution.
Investigate the symbolism of gold and other precious metals in South American societies during your visit to the Museum.
Clams that bounce up and down like yo-yos, others that balloon their foot with blood, and squids that zip around using jet propulsion—the ocean's filled with remarkable creatures on the move!
Buckle up your virtual seatbelts for a trip to the Moon! This guide provides the key educational concepts of this show. After you "land on the Moon," use the suggested activities to continue your lunar exploration.
Buckle up your virtual seatbelts! This guide provides the key educational concepts of the dome show at the Museum's Hayden Planetarium. After you "land on the Moon," use the suggested tours to continue your lunar exploration throughout the Museum.
Educator Guide, Curriculum Materials
Take your students on a comprehensive tour of the moon to help them discover careers in science and education with this DVD and its classroom investigations.
Bats spend the night trying to fill their bellies. In fact, you'd have to down 10 pizzas for dinner to keep up with some. Investigate the 1,100 species that take to the night skies by the millions.
From blue butterflies and red frogs to a green iguana nicknamed "Iggy," meet the live animals in the Museum's exhibitions and the people who take care of them.
Want to dive deeper into the study of deep sea vents? Tour an active submarine volcano, ride the "Global Conveyor Belt for Heat," listen in to sounds of the deep, and more with this site-seeing list.