As the sun sets on the old year and rises on the new, don't remain frozen in time like the sand dunes waiting to be broken down by nature. Seize the super moon and explore the corners and canyons of your life. What seems like a dead end, might just require a little more adventure.
Also #newyears at #lakepowell is one for the books!
"Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe." - thank you Google. Image below, Cool 😎 Joe and future female scientists.
Our final $5K grant of 2017 went to Inspiring Girls Expeditions to support their expedition and outdoor science education programs for young women. We co-funded this grant with @500womensci, an organization that promotes the advancement of women of all ages in the sciences. Thanks to all that supported this campaign! ⠀
The Inspiring Girls Expeditions programs are tuition-free, wilderness expeditions for young women and the application period to apply for 2018 is still open until January 19th! Find more information about how to apply at the IGE website [www.inspiringgirls.org/].⠀
"It is shameful that there are so few women in science...There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men." - Chien-Shiung Wu, experimental physicist. Image below, Dr. J, anthropologist/paleontologist/TD Director of Science
Science 4 Busy Parents - Lead family discussions on science-related topics. Dinnertime can be an ideal time for a family discussion about news stories that are science based (like space shuttle missions, severe weather conditions, or new medical breakthroughs). Thank you NTSA!
"Let us choose for ourselves our path in life, and let us try to strew that path with flowers." - Emilie du Chatelet, mathematician, physicist, and author. Image below, Suzette Chang, Founder/COO of Thick Descriptions.
Outdoor Science; Hot water freezes faster than cold water. This is known as the Mpemba Effect. Thank you Erasto Mpemba, Instagram the_desperate_scientist. Check out thickdescriptions.org/Resources for a very cool Youtube video.
"We look at science as something very elite, which only a few people can learn. That's just not true. You just have to start early and give kids a foundation. Kids live up, or down, to expectations." -Mae Jemison, first Black woman in space.
🎵HOME is where the HEART is,
And my heart is with YOU 🌀.
It's been a few weeks away from Malva physically - due to Final Paper submissions 📃 & workshop + visits in Switzerland 🇨🇭.
This impromptu photo from May 2017, reveals our first ever scheduled school-visit. To me, it captures how dreaming- may evolve into something bigger.. Follow-up will be the recent photos of the medicinal garden🌱. We happily just received special gifts made with our plants: Calendula cream and soap made by muharrem yalcin. .
🙋♀️ Grateful for @nazimtanrikulu for encouraging to achieve the first ever Fibonacci spiral herb design. @isilkayagul for bringing her class for the visit. The volunteers from @yeryuzudernegi and especially Kalin and Maria for their passionate and loving work.
My HEART is with you.
#13thdecember#adventcalendar#outdoorplay#free#tip : There is no denying that the favourite activity for our #littlemuddyboots children is the mud kitchens. Each season brings a lovely new set of ingredients to aid new story telling. Re-enact at home by giving your child a few bowls, spoons and an old cupcake tray (and access to mud and water of course!)
We're those crazy homeschoolers out in the woods in 45 degrees & drizzle. This stand of white pines is beautiful, and we could breathe so deeply.
Today's #hyggeschooling with @thehomeschoolsisters is #wood , and we peeled back layers of decaying branches, lugged teepee posts, and found lots of beautiful worm and insect patterns in fallen logs.
It was a bittersweet farewell to the Jackrabbit Cabin. The girls didn't want to leave, but were also ready to go home. It was a fun filled week full of hours of hands on learning. So long, until next time!! #campkeep2017#outdoorscience#naturetime
While some of us were “working” at @stanleecomiccon this weekend, our awesome honors paleontology students had their Peccary Trip to collect fossils in Barstow, California! Not many high school students can say they have paleo field experience!.
First pic: @thewebbschools student, Gabe H. ‘20, found a small mammal arm bone on our field trip this weekend. We’re not quite sure what animal it is yet. But we’re bringing back to the lab for some clean up so our scientists can take a closer look!.
Second pic: Webb students collected small invertebrates and vertebrate fossils from the Miocene-aged Barstow Formation. That’s from about 15 million years ago!.
Fossils collected under permit from US Bureau of Land Management and accessioned at the Alf Museum. #museummonday#sciengage#citizenscience
Best "office" award 🥇 This view and this program never gets old! Though I roast literally every time 🍅 EVERY TIME haha I still love it ❤️ There is just NOTHING better than getting a students out into nature 🙌🐟🐚🦀
Stumbled upon this poor chap on the tarred road in FRIM. Probably a juvenile, maybe slightly longer than the long plastic ruler we used to have in secondary school (what is SI anyway). Hazard a guess that this is the twin-barred tree snake (Chrysopelea pelias, of the Colubridae family). Alive, it's known as the flying tree snake for its ability to glide through the air, jumping from tree to tree. While widely distributed throughout Southeast Asia, sightings are apparently rare from what Google-fu tells me. Its habitat, while not under threat, seems to coincide with protected areas such as the Forest Research Institute Malaysia in Kepong.
While trying to ID the snake, I also came across similar looking ones like the coral snake (Very. Venomous.) and the scarlet king snake (not at all venomous). Nature is a hose teaser that way. Some actual Genius McPerson came up with a nifty riddle that could save your ass out in the wild: Red on yellow, kill a fellow. Red on black, friend of Jack. Your guess which snake is which.
This twin-barred tree snake is only mildly venomous however. Still pretty. Too bad your time on earth wasn't long, wee snake. Pleasure to have seen you.