Did you know that today, March 14, is Learn about Butterflies Day? That’s why we’re going all out with a very special edition of our biweekly wonder newsletter! First up, we’re […]
Let’s explore butterfly patterns together! By using our material list, images, and template alongside the guiding questions this project can be a fun and colorful way to think about the […]
Happy Halloween, everyone! We’re so excited that you’re spending the evening learning all about snakes with us. Get started by checking out our welcome message above or by clicking here. Then, click the […]
Have you ever wondered how snakes hear? They don’t have ears like we do, but they do have a a special jawbone!
Have you ever wondered why box turtles are called box turtles? There’s a very good reason, and it has to do with their shells!
We hope you and your family are safe and healthy at home, but we know how difficult it is to be away from school, friends, and activities. That’s why we’re happy to provide you with this new email series, dedicated to a day’s worth of nature and science facts, activities, guiding questions to ask your kids, and more!
By Allen Lawrance, Associate Curator of Entomology There are a few simple things that anyone can do if they have garden or even a porch at home. Provide nectar resources […]
Parrots, macaws, parakeets… these rainbowed tropical birds put to shame the brown and gray birds that are so common in Illinois and Chicago. Even Chicago’s brightest birds—cardinals, blue jays, gold finches—are vibrant, but single-colored. Why are bright and multi-colored birds so common in tropical rain forests, and nowhere to be found in temperate climates like Chicago?
Clouds are created from water vapor that condenses into water droplets, and warm air and water vapor will rise above the cold air around it.