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  • 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

  • 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 you read “Knock on Wood,” see if you can complete this eyeChallenge. Each of the following images represents something…

    eyeChallenge – Knock on Wood

  • The question you will answer in this FACTivity is: How does the decline of prairie dogs affect the prairie food…

    FACTivity – Prairie Dog Days

  • The “Knock on Wood” monograph explores the relationship between carbon, fire, longleaf pine, and the red-cockaded woodpecker. Also learn about…

    Knock on Wood – Vol. 1 No. 21

  • The scientists in this study were interested in looking at how prescribed fire affects longleaf pine forests and their ability…

    Knock on Wood: Understanding the Relationship Between the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker, Longleaf Pine, Fire, and Carbon

  • From the formation of caves by the movement of groundwater to mapping them and exploring their unique ecosystems to the…

    Learning Module – Caves & Karst

  • After an area has been changed by human or natural disturbances, forest managers often engage in restoration activities. In the…

    Snake, Rattle, and Roll: Investigating the Snakes That Live in the Bosque Along the Middle Rio Grande

  • The Woodsy Owl edition examines research on a variety of topics including how climate change affects owls in the Southwest,…

    The Woodsy Owl Edition – Vol. 1 No. 22

  • A world of wonder awaits just below the surface. “CavesLIVE: Bringing Caves and Karst to Light” explores cave ecology, geology,…

    Video – Caves LIVE: Bringing Caves and Karst to Light

  • “Caves LIVE: Live Q&A from Luray Caverns” was videotaped live from Luray Caverns in Virginia. Scientists answered student-submitted questions about…

    Video – Caves LIVE: Live Q&A from Luray Caverns

  • A world of wonder awaits just below the surface, and this distance learning adventure explores these amazing places. Specially adapted…

    Virtual Learning Adventure – Caves LIVE