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More Trees, Please!

By Francesca, Asha, and Lydia

The Issue: Trees provide shelter, food, shade, and water for animals in the forest. They also provide oxygen for us all to breathe, and absorb carbon dioxide . But deforestation (cutting down trees) is a major problem.

People can help the environment in many ways, like planting trees rather than cutting down trees!
Francesca

Francesca | Age 10

Favorite plant or animal: Manatee

Favorite book: The Hunger Games

Favorite ice cream flavor: Vanilla

Favorite thing to do/hobby: Sing, act, play tennis, and read

Favorite place or object in the Museum: The Hall of Gems and Minerals

What you like most about science: I love to learn, so it is very interesting.

Advice to kids who think science is boring: You should learn more about something before you make a judgement.

Asha

Asha | Age 10

Favorite plant or animal: My favorite animals are Cheetahs and Horses.

Favorite book: Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympics, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Favorite ice cream flavor: Bubble Gum

Favorite thing to do/hobby: Basketball and reading

Favorite place or object in the Museum: The Hall of Human Origins

What you like most about science: I like that there is so much we don’t know, and I want to find out many things.

Advice to kids who think science is boring: I know you probably think science is just, well, science, but it is so much more. It is a choose-your-own-adventure story that has no end!

Lydia

Lydia | Age 10

Favorite plant or animal: Mudskipper. I love mudskippers because they are one of the only fish that can breathe air and the only fish that can climb trees.

Favorite book: Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix

Favorite ice cream flavor: Vanilla

Favorite thing to do/hobby: Play fetch with my dog, Hondo

Favorite place or object in the Museum: Gem room

What you like most about science: I like that there’s always more to explore and more to do.

Advice to kids who think science is boring: Anything that you’re building or experimenting with is science. If you want to make a hoverboard that can go to the moon. That’s science. You experience science everyday. your phone, building, your pets. If you like anything. You like science.