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…

#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

Amazing Earth!

Happy Earth Day! Let’s take a moment to appreciate how awesome our world actually is. Our world has movie theaters, Dunkin’ Donuts, xBox’s, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Disney World. It also has people, trees, squirrels, and jellyfish. That’s just a few of the things that make our world so awesome. Let’s appreciate our resources…

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…

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…

The Great Arches!

“A landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world.” Arches National Park Service       -Salt played a huge role in the formation of Arches National Park. The highly pressurized flowing salt layer (like deep glacier ice) forced it’s way upward, splitting the top layers of sandstone. This left…