Friday, September 5, 2014
In the 1960's pandas entered the collective psyche as the spokesperson for conservation movements and wilderness protection programs. The World Wildlife Fund and their panda campaign spread quickly across the planet and this gentle forest dweller went from one of...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Though we can’t totally see it, the effects of the sun’s UV rays are a pretty big deal, so sunscreen becomes pretty important to us humans. But what about other animals - do animals ever need sunscreen? Located some 92 million miles away is...
Topics Covered: brain, cones, Creatures, Critters, evolution, Eyes, light, Out of this World, protection, question your world, rods, science, science museum of virginia, screen, skin, spectrum, stem, sun, UV, Vision, biology, zoology, crustacean, marine, tropics, coral, photoreceptors, mycosporin, amino acids
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Way back around the time of dinosaurs the first crocodiles started to appear. After millions of years of evolution they have become the intense hunters and frighteningly large reptiles that we know today. These animals are the alpha predators in some parts of the world, are stealthy...
Friday, September 7, 2012
We all know about the story involving the groundhog and its shadow, but there's more to this rodent than that tale. Enjoy some fun groundhog facts to ring in Groundhog Day!
Crabs can be found almost all over this planet! Here in Virginia one of the most well known crabs is the Blue Crab, but how much do you know about our local crustaceans?
Topics Covered: Creatures, Crabs, Crabitat, science, Crustaceans, Video, Critters, Animals, beach, Beach Science, ocean, water, Chesapeake Bay, RVA, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Oceanography, Life Processes, Living Systems, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, Earth Resources, Life Science, Earth Science, biology