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Invasion of the Bullfrogs!

By Montserrat, Yulisa, Katherine, and Oliver

The Issue: Bullfrogs are great at hiding, can thrive in different climates, and can eat almost everything. As they spread into new parts of the United States and even other continents, they’re damaging ecosystems. What can be done? (Hint: Many people love eating fried bullfrog legs!)

group shot of presenters with quote We wanted to know what it is about bullfrogs that makes it so easy for them to be an invasive species.
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Montserrat | Age 10

Favorite plant or animal: Tree and dog

Favorite book: Wonder

Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate

Favorite thing to do / hobby: Watch TV

Favorite place or object in the Museum: The "water animals" section

What you like most about science: The experiments

Advice to kids who think science is boring: Protect the environment. Do activities to help clean up the environment.

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Yulisa | Age 10

Favorite plant or animal: Dove

Favorite book: The Land of Stories

Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookies and Cream

Favorite thing to do / hobby: Read

Favorite place or object in the Museum: Hall of Ocean Life

What you like most about science: You get to know more about the natural world.

Advice to kids who think science is boring: Try doing experiments. They're fun to do.

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Katherine | Age 10

Favorite plant or animal: Cat

Favorite book: The Harry Potter series

Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookies and cream

Favorite thing to do / hobby: Swim, sew, read, and play basketball

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

What you like most about science: Doing certain experiments and dissecting things

Advice to kids who think science is boring: Science is part of everything. There are so many topics to learn, and if you don't like one topic try a different one!

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Oliver | Age 9

Favorite plant or animal: Venus fly trap

Favorite book: Weird But True

Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate

Favorite thing to do / hobby: Playing soccer

Favorite place or object in the Museum: Science Nature Program

What you like most about science: Electricity

Advice to kids who think science is boring: Look at science from a different point of view.

Image Credits:

Images: Bullfrog on pond, CC0 Public Domain; Rana catesbeiana, Courtesy of Yasunori Koide/CC BY 2.0;lily pads, AlbertHerring/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region/CC BY 2.0;American Bullfrog on mud, Katja Schulz via photo stream/CC BY 2.0; merican Bullfrog on grass, vastateparksstaff via wikimedia/CC BY 2.0; bullfrog on log, vastateparksstaff via flickr/CC BY 2.0.

Sounds: News jingle, ehohnke via free sound/CC0 Public Domain; swoosh, Tiger_v15 via free sound/CC0 Public Domain; Variations of a bullfrog croaking, 150128 via free sound/CC BY 3.0; group of bullfrogs, soloan via free sound/CC BY 3.0; ducks, squashy555 via free sound/CC0 Public Domain; mouse, AntumDeluge via free sound/CC0 Public Domain; water in lake, Fabian FabianGutscher via free sound/CC BY 3.0; eating, TaXMaNFoReVeR via freesound/CC BY-NC 3.0; duck, gibarroule via freesound/CC0 Public Domain; timer with ding, keweldog via freesound/ public domain.