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  • Climate change can change the breeding patterns of some animals. Breeding patterns refer to when and how animals reproduce, including…

    Amphibious Assault: How Climate Change May Affect Amphibian Breeding

  • Investi-gator is a sister publication to Natural Inquirer, serving students in grades 4 or higher. In this Investi-gator edition, you…

    Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator (Rocky Mountain Research Station) – Vol. 3 No. 1

  • Frogs are a species of amphibian. In recent years, there has been a decline in the numbers of amphibians worldwide.…

    As the Frog Hops: What Routes Do Frogs Travel in Mountain Environments?

  • Animals play an important role in maintaining the health of our natural environment. It is important to know the status…

    Born To Be Wild: The Current Situation and Possible Future of Wildlife in the United States

  • Animals play an important role in maintaining the health of our natural environment. It is important to know the status…

    Born To Be Wild: The Current Situation and Possible Future of Wildlife in the United States (Spanish)

  • Hibernating bat populations across the Eastern United States have suffered declines since the 2000s. Little brown bat populations have declined…

    Cave Conundrum: Is White-Nose Syndrome Responsible for All Declining Bat Populations?

  • The Caves and Karst edition of Natural Inquirer examines research on a variety of topics including white-nose syndrome in bats,…

    Caves and Karst Natural Inquirer – Vol. 20 No. 1

  • People across the world are helping scientists collect data to answer important research questions. Learn how citizens are getting involved…

    Citizen Science – Vol. 19 No. 1

  • Is the climate changing over time? You may have heard different opinions about climate change. In the past few years,…

    Climate Change – Vol. 14 No. 1

  • Investi-gator is a sister publication to Natural Inquirer serving students in grades 4 or higher. This Investi-gator edition focuses on…

    Climate Change Investi-gator (Pacific Northwest Research Station) – Vol. 1 No. 2

  • After reading “Knock on Wood,” try this create-a-phrase challenge. Draw a line from a word in the left column to…

    Create-A-Phrase Challenge – Knock on Wood

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

    Crossword – Citizen Science