Rhapsody in Green

These photos help represent that science is all around us, not just in space.  GREEN is a great color to symbolize the natural beauty of our wonderful Earth.  All of these photos are from units of the National Park Service, America’s best idea for 100 years and counting!     What are your feelings on…

National Park Service Centennial: 100 Years of America’s Greatest Idea

Today, America’s National Park Service turns 100.  One century of preservation of this country’s natural and historical beauty, one century of activists legacies of protecting some of the gems of the wilderness from ourselves. This epic of preservationists, conservationists versus corporate interests goes back farther than the establishment of Yellowstone National Park.  I can’t pinpoint…

#iPhriday Dead Horse Point State Park

The Beauty of Dead Horse Point State Park. The Park Ranger stated that it was the “greenest” she had seen in years! #FindYourPark this year. It’s an amazing world of science…let’s go exploring! This fun challenge set up by:   http://www.graydaysandcoffee.wordpress.com/ and included by one of our best supporters: musings of a frequent flying scientist

Rocky Mountain Altitude Sickness

So, there we are, all sitting relaxed in our van, enjoying the striking Rockies framing a happy, lush tundra environment dotted with columbines, except for Mom, who is quietly complaining of a headache and asking for some ibuprofen. Everyone turned around except Dad, who was driving. This piqued our curiosity. None of us really ever…

Gorillas of Virunga National Park

We just went on a trip to several National Parks in the states, so the documentary Virunga was a feature that touched our hearts.  Virunga was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and won more awards than all 4 of us can count on our fingers.  What makes it special, amongst thousands…

Steller’s (not stellar) Jays

During our trip through various national parks, we came across a lot of wildlife. We love birds (we see so many in our backyard) and our favorite has to be the Steller’s Jay. Their colors are so powerful, and they make really funny and weird sounds. The only western North American jay with a crest…