ecology

Episode 62: How are YOU Like a Dung Beetle?

  Challenge: Eat a healthy diet for 3 days. Record how you feel and what your poop looks like in a journal. Then eat your normal diet and do the same. See if you can see the difference in how you feel based on what you eat. With your parent’s permission, send us your results,… Continue Reading Episode 62: How are YOU Like a Dung Beetle?

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Episode 62: How are YOU Like a Dung Beetle?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Anne Estes, biologist   Dr. Anne Estes is an integrative biologist interested in the effect of the host diet and physiology on the genome and evolution of the host’s microbiome. The Estes laboratory at Towson University examines the effect of diet and antibiotic perturbation of the dung beetle digestive system microbiome,… Continue Reading Episode 62: How are YOU Like a Dung Beetle?

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Episode #60: Why are Squid Squishy?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Sarah McAnulty, squid biologist and science communicator   Dr. Sarah McAnulty is a squid scientist at the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut. She’s also the founder of Skype A Scientist, which matches scientists with classrooms around the world and is part of a global movement… Continue Reading Episode #60: Why are Squid Squishy?

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Episode 56: Why Would You Want to Eat a Cricket?

Challenge Learn more about crickets. Draw one and make sure it you include what it eats. With your parent’s permission, consider trying a cricket of your own. Check out Entomo Farms and order a cricket for lunch… yours! Send us a picture of our poster or share with us on our Twitter ,  Instagram  or Facebook page and… Continue Reading Episode 56: Why Would You Want to Eat a Cricket?

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Episode 56: Why Would You Want to Eat a Cricket?

Meet the Expert:  Devan George, Entomologist (aka bug scientist)    Devan  graduated from University of Delaware with a M.S. in Entomology. She grew up in Honesdale, PA, attending Honesdale High School and frequenting programs at Lacawac Sanctuary. While getting her B.S. in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability from the University of New Hampshire, she spent time… Continue Reading Episode 56: Why Would You Want to Eat a Cricket?

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Episode 55: How Do You Find a Hidden Giraffe?

Meet the Expert: David Brown, biologist and wildlife conservationist David Brown is a biologist, wildlife conservationist, and environmental educator. He has researched giraffe population genetics, and along with his colleagues discovered that many of the giraffe subspecies in the wild may be distinct species. David has written for National Geographic Kids, Highlights, and Mongabay.com. For Celebrating… Continue Reading Episode 55: How Do You Find a Hidden Giraffe?

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Episode 55: How Do You Find a Hidden Giraffe?

  Challenge Make a poster all about your favorite animal. Include what it looks like, what it eats, where it lives… everything you’d want someone else to know about it. Be sure to talk about how people can help keep to keep it thriving in its environment. Send us a picture of our poster or… Continue Reading Episode 55: How Do You Find a Hidden Giraffe?

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Episode 54: How Can Photography Inspire Conservation?

Meet the Experts: Dr. Brian Helmuth, Aquanaut and  Marine Scientist AND Keith Ellenbogen, famed underwater photographer   Brian Helmuth, PhD., is an aquanaut and marine environmental scientist at Northeastern University who loves to spend his time diving and exploring the ocean as he studies the effects of climate change on bodies of water on our… Continue Reading Episode 54: How Can Photography Inspire Conservation?

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Episode 54: How Can Photographty Inspire Conservation?

  Challenge: Pick an animal, it can be small or big, and imagine yourself as that animal. How would you see the world? Draw a picture or write a few words to describe to someone else what that animal’s view of the world might look like. Send us your drawing or share with us on… Continue Reading Episode 54: How Can Photographty Inspire Conservation?

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Episode 53: How Can You Stay Dry on a Rainy Day?

Meet the Expert:  Samantha Jacques, Meteorologist WZZM 13 On Your Side   Samantha Jacques is the Weekend Morning Meteorologist at 13 ON YOUR SIDE in Grand Rapids, Mich. She is a Michigan native, growing up in Shelby Twp, where she first discovered her unwavering passion for weather. Samantha attended Central Michigan University to earn her… Continue Reading Episode 53: How Can You Stay Dry on a Rainy Day?

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Episode 52: How Can Fossils Make Your Car Go?

Go around your house and see how many things you can find that are made from oil and/or gas. Draw a picture of a few of the items and with your parents permission, send us a picture of what you saw  via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter, Facebook,  or Instagram account @kidssolve… Continue Reading Episode 52: How Can Fossils Make Your Car Go?

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Episode 52: How Do Fossils Make Your Car Go?

Meet the Expert: Maria Marianayagam, Chemical Engineer   Maria Marianayagam is a Sri Lankan-Canadian chemical engineer and children’s book author. She was born in India and grew up in Nigeria, and four provinces across Canada (Quebec, Newfoundland, Ontario, and Alberta). Maria’s first career involved figuring out how to recover oil and gas safely. Given the… Continue Reading Episode 52: How Do Fossils Make Your Car Go?

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