Our Bodies Are a Habitat

Thanks to PBS Digital Studios and YouTuber Coma Niddy we can now add face mites to the list of subjects featured in a science parody [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:46-05:00February 16th, 2015|

Engaging Students with eMammal

Check out this new video featuring Students Discover Kenan Fellow, Kelsie Armentrout, sharing her experiences about engaging students in science with eMammal camera traps! Inspired [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:53-05:00December 9th, 2014|

Ants vs. Rats in NYC

Last year I got to take my first trip to New York City and spent most of my time in the medians of Broadway setting [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:53-05:00December 3rd, 2014|

Apply to be a 2015-2016 Kenan Fellow

The application process for the 2015-2016 cohort of Kenan Fellows is now open! Watch this video to see what being a part of the Students Discover [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:53-05:00November 24th, 2014|

June Beetle Boogie

Because I’m an Entomology graduate student, meeting people is often like this: Me: Hi, my name is Emily. New friend: Hi Emily, what do you [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:53-05:00October 27th, 2014|

Humans vs. Ants

This past weekend was BugFest at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. The Your Wild Life team was on-location, chatting with [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:55-05:00September 23rd, 2014|

My Favorite Actor

I’ve seen some incredible organisms over the years, but one of my favorite critters is the eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos), a stocky snake found [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:03-05:00June 30th, 2014|

The Future of Discovery

In March 2014, Rob spoke at TEDxSantaCruz, explaining how much we don’t know about the species living on us, in us and around us – [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:07-05:00April 21st, 2014|

Big City Social Life

As urbanization spreads and city structures replace many social insect colonies' natural habitats, these insects still manage to survive—and even thrive. The secret to their [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:09-05:00February 25th, 2014|

Ant Questions Answered!

Over the last couple years, we’ve worked with outstanding K-12 educators on a number of projects, including Belly Button Biodiversity and School of Ants. We [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:19-05:00September 10th, 2013|

A Beetle Buffet

On Sunday evening, I was taking a stroll around my Raleigh neighborhood, enjoying the entomological sounds (Katydids! Crickets!) and sights (Fireflies!) of summer. Along the [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:21-05:00July 10th, 2013|

Going on a Cicada Hunt

Last Thursday, cicada expert Dr. Chris Simon dropped by the Daily Planet Theatre at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences to talk about periodical cicadas. [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:26-05:00May 28th, 2013|