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  • The cover for 'All Over the Map' article. The main image is the USGS Community Internet Intensity Map of a section of Virginia.
    The Did You Feel It? (DYFI) system allows Internet users to report earthquake data when they feel an earthquake. The…

    All Over the Map: Investigating the Did You Feel It? Citizen Science System

  • 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

  • PDF Preview of the crossword puzzle from the Pacific Islands edition
    Test your knowledge on food chains, endemic species, and germination.

    Crossword Puzzle – Pacific Islands

  • PDF preview of the Timed Travel FACTivity.
    The question you will answer in this FACTivity is: How do air temperature patterns relate to a yearly natural event,…

    FACTivity – Timed Travel

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    In this article, scientists explore the different ecosystem services provided by prairie potholes such as soil nutrients, absorbing carbon, and…

    Fill Those Potholes! Identifying Ecosystem Services of Small Wetlands on the American Prairie

  • Cover for the 'Invasion of the Song Snatcher' article. The main image is a photo of a Chipping Sparrow chirping on a branch.
    Invasive species such as spotted knapweed can have an effect on a habitat and animals in that habitat. In this…

    Invasion of the Song Snatcher! The Influence of Invasive Spotted Knapweed on Chipping Sparrow Song Diversity

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    Over the next 25 to 45 years, scientists think the Nation’s population will double. As the population increases, cities, suburbs,…

    Out of the Penalty Box: Protecting the Environment through Policies

  • Patchwork article cover
    The scientists in this study were interested in figuring out what kind of treatment would lead to the best outcomes…

    Patchwork – Using Forest Patches to Help With Forest Restoration in Palau

  • A black and white drawing of birds flying and hunting worms.
    Pine forests are common in the tropical Caribbean. Usually, these pine forests also have an understory of broad-leafed trees. Broad-leafed…

    Please Join Us for Dinner: Tropical Birds and Their Temporary Guests

  • A black and white drawing of birds flying and hunting worms.
    Pine forests are common in the tropical Caribbean. Usually, these pine forests also have an understory of broad-leafed trees. Broad-leafed…

    Please Join Us for Dinner: Tropical Birds and Their Temporary Guests (Spanish)

  • Cover for the Timed Travel article. The main image is a photograph of the Yakima River.
    Water temperature helps regulate aquatic ecosystems, and, for many aquatic organisms, life-cycle phases are tied to water temperature. Salmon eggs,…

    Timed Travel: Measuring the Relationship Between Stream Temperatures and the Development of Salmon

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    Most rivers in the United States are now regulated. A regulated river is one whose flow is controlled by dams.…

    Toad-ally Awesome! Investigating the Relationship Between Flooding and Toad Reproduction Along the Rio Grande