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Sparta Middle School Teacher “Phones In” to Talk to Students

Ms. Cara Johnson took a day to get in touch with her students and fill them in on the exciting experiences she was having with PRISM at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Panama rainforest.

Massive bird losses should be ‘a rallying call to action’

A new study has concluded that North America’s bird population has shrunk by nearly 3 billion in the past half-century, meaning there are 25 percent fewer birds in the United States and Canada than there were in 1970.

2°C: Beyond the Limit

Extreme climate change has arrived in America

The New Jersey STEM Innovation Fellowship

Bringing outstanding teachers together to explore innovative STEM teaching practices and share what they learn with others

Readorium Success Story

Readorium is a web-based intervention that supports students in grade 3 to 8 as they read nonfiction scientific texts and supplements classroom curricula aligned with NGSS.

Lizard Lifestyles

Many people have incorrect and unpleasant notions of lizards, so I like to show them how really lovely lizards are.

Bhutan

If you are yearning for an unforgettable experience, take a trip to Bhutan!

Predator-Prey Relationships

The relationships between predators and their prey are fundamental to understanding food webs, yet these connections are very difficult to study in detail.

The Panama Canal: A Bit of U.S. History Surrounded by Majestic Rainforest

Walking through the gorgeous rainforest, I had a much more vivid understanding of all of the hardships the men encountered as they tried to dig through the short distance to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as they were building the amazing Panama Canal.

Background of the Panama Canal

Fact sheet from the Panama Canal Company, 1996

The Rainforest Awakens My Senses

My very first walk into a rainforest was on Barro Colorado Island (B.C.I.), and I was anxious to find out how much a “real” rainforest would resemble all that I had studied, learned, and taught about this incredible tropical biome.