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  • Leaves change color in the fall. Cooler temperatures in the fall cause the chlorophyll in leaves to break down. When…

    Are You Red-dy to Change? Learning What Things Affect Leaf Color Change

  • After reading the Investi-gator (Northern Research Station), test your knowledge with a crossword puzzle.

    Crossword – Investi-gator (Northern Research Station)

  • In this FACTivity, you will assess and compare two trees. The questions you will answer are: 1) What is the estimated…

    FACTivity – FACELook

  • The scientists in this study wanted to figure out how forest management, climate change, and streamflow interact. First, the scientists…

    Flow Down! Can Managing Forests Help Maintain Water Supplies in the Face of Climate Change?

  • In the Western United States, spotted knapweed is one of the most widely found nonnative plants. Spotted knapweed was brought to the United…

    Goll-ly! Don’t Take a Knapweed! The Impact of Nonnative Plants and Animals on Deer Mice

  • The Oriental bittersweet is a vine that was transported to the United States from Asia in 1860. Oriental bittersweet escaped from gardens and…

    Hurry Up and Wait: Investigating an Unusual Strategy for Invasion

  • National forests, parks, and other wildland areas are provided by state and federal governments for the use and enjoyment of all Americans.…

    Lions and Tigers and Bears–Oh My! Understanding Wildland Visitation

  • National forests, parks, and other wildland areas are provided by state and federal governments for the use and enjoyment of all Americans.…

    Lions and Tigers and Bears–Oh My! Understanding Wildland Visitation (Spanish)

  • Scientists believe that Earth’s climate is getting warmer. If the climate continues to get warmer, then there could be more…

    Snowed In? A Closer Look at Soil Activity in the Wintertime

  • The scientists in this study wanted to know three things: (1) Do visitors’ activities and reasons for using urban parks…

    Where the Sidewalk Ends – Visitor Use of Natural and Landscaped Areas in Urban Parks

  • According to the scientists in this study, wildness is one of the central qualities of wilderness. To say that an…

    Wild and Free! The Quality of Wildness in Wilderness in the United States

  • Test your knowledge about outdoor recreation, wildlands, and social science with a word search.

    Word Search – Lions and Tigers and Bears–Oh My!