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Summertime Reading, Aah!

July 19

New Periodic Table Song

October 27

Making Food Webs – 6 Steps

October 3

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Food Chains & Food Webs

September 27

How Organisms Affect Ecosystems

September 24

Diamonds from Peanut Butter?

September 19

We did a lesson called “No Pressure, No Diamonds”. In learning about real vs. man made diamonds we also talked about responsibility and the reason that all work should be your best effort. Then I found this…crazy!

Chemistry Cartoon

January 4

BNSG – Click link for note taking sheet

April 27

BNSG_bones

Muscular System Song

April 27

Meeting Jane Goodall With My Daughters

April 7

I had the distinct honor to meet one of my idols and a relentless source of inspiration to me as a biologist, that one person can make such a profound difference in the world. I have included a short retrospective by Nationall Geographic and the full discussion which I attended last Friday. I felt such pride presenting her with a jar of honey from my bees for her 80th birthday! I’m happy to share this experience with you. I hope it means half as much to you as it does to me. 
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The earliest stage in the lifecycle of the Bug Lady has been traced to the Midwest, where elementary students near the Illinois State University campus were presented with live insects from the ISU Entomology Lab by an inspired graduate student.

Wings unfurled, she expanded her range as Associate Director of Education for Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences in Peoria. Bug Lady appeared frequently in school outreach and after school enrichment programs, summer camps, senior homes, and occasionally on the local news. In 2001, she served as President of the Peoria Academy of Sciences, reviving the Entomology section and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science.

She then migrated to the west coast, not unlike the Monarch butterfly, to bask in the California sun and tend to her newly hatched larva. “In my mind and my heart, I’ve always been the Bug Lady, not so much for the knowledge I’ve acquired regarding insects, but more for the feeling that I’m in a constant state of metamorphosis – ever changing.”

Now, after a long diapause, the imago of Bug Lady has recently been sited in Alameda summer programs along with her assistant, Bug Gurl. She is taking flight in cyberspace to share her love of insects, science and life in general with enthusiasts of all ages.