Stick leaves around a balloon and pop!

DIY: Leaf art: Stick overlapping leaves over a round balloon. Let glue dry. Burst the balloon and you're left with a thing of delicate beauty. Fun to do and to display!

Cement Stepping Stones= cereal boxes+quick drying cement+glass stones.  Brillant!!

Not with concrete, but maybe clay? Get the children involved with these cement stepping stones! All you need is some cereal boxes and quick drying cement. Decorate with glass stones. Excellent idea for the kids to get their garden creativity flowing!

Earth Science Unit.....A great visual to explain plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes and mountains. So many other engaging (and easy to replicate) Earth science activities on her site!

The Homeschool Den: Earth Science Unit- A great visual to explain plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes and mountains. So many other engaging (and easy to replicate) Earth science activities on her site!

Birdfeeder made from a Slinky!

A wire hanger, a slinky, and some peanuts Oh yeah and one hungry bluejay. Should bluejays be eating peanuts? Clever usage of a SLINKY though!

Even the smallest creatures have a large role

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Biodiversity: All pieces matter.

D Biodiversity Consulting can help you to protect backyard biodiversity

D Biodiversity Consulting can help you to protect backyard biodiversity

Biodiversity is all the variety of life

Does the word biodiversity hinder public awareness and what can we do .

A rain garden was recently installed in our neighborhood park and, after yesterday's big rain, I can tell that it has reduced the amount of dirty water on the sidewalk and path (we used to avoid the park when it was wet). The rain garden is keeping dirty water out of the drains and the Chesapeake Bay, and making for a better outing for my family!     Rain garden information packet

Benefits of Planting Rain Gardens - Rain Garden Network

Mason Neck State Park is a wonderful place close to Washington D.C. It is a BirdLife International Important Bird Area (IBA), which means it is a global hotspot for bird species and other biodiversity. We have seen Bald Eagles soaring overhead there.

Mason Neck State Park is a wonderful place close to Washington D. It is a BirdLife International Important Bird Area (IBA), which means it is a global hotspot for bird species and other biodiversity. We have seen Bald Eagles soaring overhead there.

Why bother with marine research? Installation of underwater cables for internet and communications (that we all hold so dear) is helped by an adequate understanding of ocean dynamics. This underwater research station can provide a continuous stream of data - so much is lost when monitoring is piecemeal. http://aquarius.uncw.edu/#

What if you could live underwater? The Aquarius Reef Base is an underwater base that allows scientists to conduct research while living underwater.

A beautiful photo of the wonderful things this world has to offer.    Cephalopods - Photograph by Simon Chandra, National Geographic  A newly-hatched cephalopod swims by its yet-to-be-hatched brothers and sisters. The picture was taken off Pramuka Island, Indonesia.  Researchers believe that cephalopods first appeared about 500 million years ago in the Upper Cambrian Period.  http://harvestheart.tumblr.com/#

A baby octopus hatching, Pramuka Island, Indonesia. (Photo and caption Courtesy Simon Chandra / National Geographic Your Shot)

This sealed bottle garden hasn't been opened since 1972 - still doing just fine

David Latimer from Cranleigh, Surrey, with his bottle garden that was first planted 53 years ago and has not been watered since 1972 - yet continues to thrive in its sealed environment. The bottle garden has created its own miniature ecosystem.

Very proud to see that Palau has been short-listed for the 2012 Future Policy Award from the World Future Council for its Protected Areas Network (PAN) and Shark Sanctuary policies. The award honors the world's best policies for oceans and   coasts. I'm proud of the role that I played in directly ushering at least 12 of the 35 sites into the PAN and in improving effective conservation of those sites through management planning and interventions. The World Future Council: Future Policy Award

Future Policy Award - World Future Council

CoP 11 to CBD | Transportation Guide

CoP 11 to CBD | Transportation Guide

Variety among the smallest creatures (such as mice) is good for people and our health. "The more white-footed mice there are (and the less diversity there is in the animal community), the higher the risk of people’s getting Lyme disease. And a relative abundance of white-footed mice is exactly what happens in the typical scenario of human-caused landscape changes. ... Lyme disease, currently the most frequently reported animal-borne disease in the US."    Who Cooks for You? - National Zoo…

Variety among the smallest creatures (such as mice) is good for people and our health. "The more white-footed mice there are (and the less diversity there is in the animal community), the higher the risk of people’s getting Lyme disease. And a relative abundance of white-footed mice is exactly what happens in the typical scenario of human-caused landscape changes. ... Lyme disease, currently the most frequently reported animal-borne disease in the US." Who Cooks for You? - National Zoo…

"I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us."   — Sylvia Earle, DAN Board Member     Here is a way to help marine conservation: encourage continued government support or make a donation.   http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/aquarius#

What the fish see when they look inside Aquarius. Photo Courtesy of Stephen Frink

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