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BRDs: Saving One Diamondback Terrapin At A Time

Mar 29th, 2012 | By
BRDs: Saving One Diamondback Terrapin At A Time

Today, we are learning about a challenge that faces the only turtle in the world that lives exclusively in brackish water:  the imperiled diamondback terrapin.  The challenge we are talking about isn’t habit loss or destruction, it’s not live predators, and it’s not boats!  We are going to talk about crab pots and the lethal
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Eastern Indigo Snakes

Jan 10th, 2012 | By
Eastern Indigo Snakes

Last semester, I took an awesome class called Herpetology 2.  My final assignment was to do a presentation about a wildlife conservation organization.   I chose The Orianne Society. If you’re going to be learning about The Orianne Society, you should know how it got started. The Orianne Society began when a young girl had the
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Manatee Conservation…From a Different Perspective

Nov 14th, 2011 | By
Manatee Conservation…From a Different Perspective

People come from all over the world to Florida to see manatees; this is especially true during the winter months when the state’s warm waters offer shelter from the surrounding cold.  Manatees are Florida’s state marine mammal and they’re also endangered.  You are lucky if you get to see one in person.  What isn’t so
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Keeping the Night Lights Alive

Nov 1st, 2011 | By
Keeping the Night Lights Alive

Have you ever seen little lights flying in the sky on warm summer evenings? I’m not talking about shooting stars, I am talking about fireflies!  Did you know that these bright insects are endangered?  I am just starting to learn about these magnificent creatures and how to help them. Fireflies are endangered because of things
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Re-use that bathwater!

Oct 13th, 2011 | By
Re-use that bathwater!

Have you ever thought about re-using your bath water?  I am not talking about for another bath, but for something else that you use every day in your bathroom.  If you guessed toilets, you are right!  We are going to talk about how you can flush your toilet by re-using bath or shower water. Did
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The Windy Battle

Sep 14th, 2011 | By
The Windy Battle

Recently, I have been studying the windmills that make alternative energy.  I am learning that even though this is an amazing invention that helps reduce
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Re-use that bath water!

Sep 3rd, 2011 | By
Re-use that bath water!

Have you ever thought about re-using your bath water?  I am not talking about for another bath, but for something else that you use every day in your bathroom.  If you guessed toilets, you are right!  We are going to talk about how you can flush your toilet by re-using bath or shower water. Did
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Nicaragua Iguana Project

Aug 10th, 2011 | By
Nicaragua Iguana Project

This summer our family traveled to a beautiful place in Nicaragua called Lost Canyon Nature Reserve.  During our time there, we learned about their Nicaragua Iguana Project that helps a very cool endangered species.  That species is the Nicaraguan iguana.  Sadly, according to the IUCN Red List, there are less than 2,500 mature Nicaraguan iguanas
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Friendly Water

Jul 31st, 2011 | By
Friendly Water

This summer, our family traveled to Washington State so we could learn how to make and use biosand water filters.  This training was given by Friendly Water for the World.  This nonprofit organization helps people all around the world to have safe drinking water.  The way they help is by teaching people about sanitation, and
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Friendly Water

Jul 22nd, 2011 | By
Friendly Water

                 This summer, our family traveled to Washington State so we could learn how to make and use biosand water filters.  This training was given by Friendly Water for the World.  This nonprofit organization helps people all around the world to have safe drinking water.  The way they help is by teaching people about sanitation,
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