Before They Were Scientists: An Introduction

Middle school is a strange time for many (most?!) students – think back and unblock those memories. We’ve all been there. Remember feeling self-conscious to [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:16-05:00December 16th, 2013|

Say hello to my little friend

Today’s installment of Nature in Your Backyard is from our friendly neighborhood spider enthusiast, Christine Brown, a graduate student at NC State. Look who stopped [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:17-05:00November 20th, 2013|

Geeking Out Over Arthropods

This past week, over 3500 scientists who study insects and other arthropods gathered in Austin, Texas, for the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Scientific [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:17-05:00November 14th, 2013|

Science + Art = SciArt!

Dr. Eleanor and friends have a fun new blog called Buzz Hoot Roar. In each post, they explain a scientific concept that interests or excites [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:17-05:00November 6th, 2013|

Arthropod Photo Shoot… in Belize!

Lauren Nichols recently attended the BugShot Insect Photography Course in Belize this past September and came home with some spectacular photographs (and stories).  She was [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:17-05:00November 5th, 2013|

A Super-Spy in Our Midst

Meet Dr. Roland Kays, zoologist and animal super-spy.  Roland has pioneered the use of technology – like GPS collars that send text messages and motion-triggered [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:18-05:00October 24th, 2013|

Introducing Myrmex: A Comic Ant-thology

Science and education are at their core acts of storytelling. Nature tells her story to scientists and scientists in turn share Nature’s stories with the [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:18-05:00October 7th, 2013|

Post Docs Wanted!

We’re looking for a few good post docs, excited about the prospect of bringing real science to middle school classrooms. These new post docs will [...]

By |2015-01-13T13:50:52-05:00October 3rd, 2013|

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|
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