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  • Cover of the Natural Inquirer A Burning Question
    The messages of Smokey Bear have spread across the globe. Today, Smokey continues to teach people of all ages about…

    A Burning Question – Vol. 1 No. 19

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    Today, Smokey continues to teach people of all ages about the importance of preventing wildfires. Just how effective is Smokey’s…

    A Burning Question: Is An Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure?

  • PDF preview of A Green Bill of Health article.
    The scientists who worked on this study wanted to focus on the effect of people’s environments on their mental health.…

    A Green Bill of Health – Can Vacant Lot Treatments Impact Mental Health?

  • Cover for the Green Bill of Health monograph. the background image is of a heavily populated city neighborhood, and the front image is a circular photo of a blooming tree in a lot.
    This is the first monograph in Natural Inquirer‘s Nature Health Benefits series. In “A Green Bill of Health,” students will…

    A Green Bill of Health – Vol. 1 No. 26

  • Cover of the Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator journal cover. The background photo is a desert landscape. There are three circular photos showcasing a different animal, a frog, a bird and a mammal.
    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

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    In 1964, Congress passed a law that established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS). This law identified areas of Federal…

    Can You Hear Me Now? Using the Telephone to Discover People’s Opinions About Wilderness

  • PDF Preview of Create a Phrase for Flower Power
    After reading “Flower Power,” test your knowledge with a create-a-phrase activity. Draw a line from a word in the left…

    Create a Phrase – Flower Power

  • PDF Preview of Crossword for Wilderness 2.0
    After reading “Wilderness 2.0,” test your knowledge with a crossword puzzle.

    Crossword – Wilderness 2.0

  • Black and white illustration of three skiers in a snowy mountain. One skier stands up front holding a large thermometer while looking at their watch, while the other two skiers await anxiously behind.
    Slab avalanches are the most dangerous kind of avalanche. A slab is a layer of new snow sitting on top…

    Excuse Me While I Flow My Snows: What Makes An Avalanche Happen?

  • Black and white illustration of three skiers in a snowy mountain. One skier stands up front holding a large thermometer while looking at their watch, while the other two skiers await anxiously behind.
    Slab avalanches are the most dangerous kind of avalanche. A slab is a layer of new snow sitting on top…

    Excuse Me While I Flow My Snows: What Makes An Avalanche Happen? (Spanish)

  • PDF preview of Green Bill of Health eyeChallenge.
    After reading “A Green Bill of Health,” see how much you learned with this eyeChallenge. Each image is from the…

    eyeChallenge – A Green Bill of Health

  • PDF preview of the Cave Conundrum FACTivity.
    In this FACTivity, you will predict and observe how diseases spread in populations. Over one class period, you will simulate…

    FACTivity – Cave Conundrum