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  • PDF preview of the By the Light of the Silvery Minnow article.
    Many changes have occured in the Rio Grande since the 1940s that have created a river that is deeper and…

    By the Light of the Silvery Minnow: Can Young Minnows Be Taught About Their Natural Foods?

  • PDF preview of Citizen Science crossword puzzle.
    After reading the Citizen Science edition of Natural Inquirer, test your knowledge with a crossword puzzle.

    Crossword – Citizen Science

  • FACTivity Born To Be Wild
    The question students will answer in the FACTivity is: What are the advantages and disadvantages of different ways to protect…

    FACTivity – Born to Be Wild

  • PDF Preview of the FACTivity from Born To Be Wild Spanish version
    The question students will answer in the FACTivity is: What are the advantages and disadvantages of different ways to protect…

    FACTivity – Born to Be Wild (Spanish)

  • PDF preview of Wild Ways FACTivity.
    The question you will answer in this FACTivity is: How might climate change affect species in my state? Materials: Access…

    FACTivity – Wild Ways

  • PDF Preview of the Glossary Challenge for Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
    At the end of the “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” article, there is a glossary of terms that were…

    Glossary Challenge – Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

  • Cover of the Koa Constrictors article. It's a photo of the top of the tree.
    Koa is one of the most valued of tropical woods. A particular type of koa tree, called Acacia koa, is…

    Koa Constrictors: Studying Things That Slow the Growth of Koa Crop Trees

  • Cover for the Left High and Dry article. It is an illustration of beautiful native Hawaiian flora with a photo of what the forest looks like now.
    The Ka‘ūpūlehu dry forest is located on the leeward size of the island of Hawai‘i. The forest land is owned…

    Left High and Dry? Attempting to Restore a Tropical Dry Forest in Hawaii

  • Illustration of a wooden house and smoky sky
    When lightning or other forms of ignition start a fire in a forest, there is a chance of a wildfire. Wildfires may be started…

    Liar, Liar, House on Fire! The Relationship Between Trees, Wildland Fire, and Damage to Homes

  • Illustration of a wooden house and smoky sky
    When lightning or other forms of ignition start a fire in a forest, there is a chance of a wildfire. Wildfires may be started…

    Liar, Liar, House on Fire! The Relationship Between Trees, Wildland Fire, and Damage to Homes (Spanish)

  • The cover for 'Lion in Wait' article. The main image is a photo of two men scuba diving and studying a lionfish.
    Over the past decade, humans have introduced two species of Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) into the Atlantic…

    Lion In Wait: How Citizens Helped Scientists Identify a Rapid Invasion of Lionfish

  • Cover of the Mussel Mania article. The main image is a photo of a hand holding a mollusk shell on top of an area full of pebbles and other shells.
    Mussels are very sensitive to changes in the environment which makes them good indicators of the health of an aquatic…

    Mussel Mania: How Streamflow Affects Freshwater Mussels Over Long Time Periods