- Christy S.
Do your kids appear to have developed suction cups on their bottoms? Could your child easily be mistaken for some sort of plant – perhaps Couchia Potatola? Do your children cringe in fear at the sight of the sun? One of these books may hold the cure!
- Bland L.
When the first European settlers arrived in the Southeast, the woodlands they encountered were quite different from what we see today. Instead of crowded stands of hardwood trees choked with bushes and vines, they saw vast expanses of tall longleaf pines, widely spaced and with a ground carpeting of grasses and wildflowers.
- Laura Kennett
Orange you glad it's fall? The colors and sounds of fall inspire many moments to play and learn. Your children know what an apple is, but do they know the word orchard? Reading books, talking about what is all around and remembering to have fun harvests a crop of eager and wise learners.
Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
- Ellen Betts
Yesterday morning I had a new experience---feeding baby birds. Carolina Wildlife Care center has been overwhelmed by 70 baby songbirds rescued from the limbs of trees trimmed without regard for the birds nesting there. Caring for so many nestlings has placed a tremendous burden on the regular staff and volunteers. The birds were housed in temporary cages constructed from cardboard boxes, netting, and electrical tape. There were several cages of finches and grackles, and one of bluebirds. There were wrens and a brown thrasher---and they were all hungry! Joanna Weitzel gave me a tour of the birds and basic instructions on feeding and cleaning the cages even as she continued feeding the nestlings herself. I began to replace the soiled papers that covered the floor of each box. Other volunteers were hand-feeding in a seemingly endless rotation.