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  • PDF Preview of the There's Snow Place Like Home FACTivity
    The question students will answer in this FACTivity is: What is the range of an animal?

    FACTivity – There’s Snow Place Like Home

  • illustration of children weighing a house on one side of a scale and a bird on the other side
    The California gnatcatcher is a little bird with a big problem. Its habitat has been reduced 80 percent by people…

    Fighting Fire with Fire: Protecting the Homes of People and Birds

  • illustration of children weighing a house on one side of a scale and a bird on the other side
    The California gnatcatcher is a little bird with a big problem. Its habitat has been reduced 80 percent by people…

    Fighting Fire with Fire: Protecting the Homes of People and Birds (Spanish)

  • Drawing of mice eating spotted knapweed.
    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

  • 2 kids rollerblading in a park with a city skyline behind them
    The scientists in this study were asked to determine the current status of urban forests in the United States.

    Made in the Shade: The Current Situation and Possible Future of U.S. Urban Forests

  • 2 kids rollerblading in a park with a city skyline behind them
    The scientists in this study were asked to determine the current status of urban forests in the United States.

    Made in the Shade: The Current Situation and Possible Future of U.S. Urban Forests (Spanish)

  • Cover of the North of the Border article. The cover is a close up shot of a nonnative plant species.
    A naturalized species has two ranges. The first range is the one where the species lives in its native habitat.…

    North of the Border: Are Nonnative Species Moving Northward As the Climate Changes?

  • PDF preview of Prairie Dog Days article.
    Plague is an infectious disease that is transmitted to other mammals by fleas. Prairie dogs are particularly susceptible to plague.…

    Prairie Dog Days: How Fleas Transmit the Plague and its Effects on Gunnison’s Prairie Dog

  • A black and white drawing of a bat
    The scientists in this study were interested in knowing whether humans and other animals can help disturbed areas of land…

    The Trees Have Gone Batty! How Bat Scat Helped Restore a Tropical Forest

  • A black and white drawing of a bat
    The scientists in this study were interested in knowing whether humans and other animals can help disturbed areas of land…

    The Trees Have Gone Batty! How Bat Scat Helped Restore a Tropical Forest (Spanish)

  • illustration of three children observing an owl in the woods
    The northern spotted owl is an endangered species that needs old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest to live. Unfortunately, old-growth…

    Who Gives a Hoot? Determining the Value of Owl Habitat

  • illustration of three children observing an owl in the woods
    The northern spotted owl is an endangered species that needs old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest to live. Unfortunately, old-growth…

    Who Gives a Hoot? Determining the Value of Owl Habitat (Spanish)