Monthly Archives: July 2011

Citizen science for summer

There are some great opportunities for scientific involvement this summer, and it’s not too late to get in on it. I like citizen science projects.  I think they’re a really fun way to get my family practicing science, and we love the feeling of doing our part to help real scientists. Usually the projects are really simple, like counting species… Read more »

Pressing plants

For a long time I’ve wanted to learn how to press plants.  I like the idea of creating beautiful framed works of art using pressed flowers and herbs.  I had saved two large squares of cardboard for the project, and today I begged some newspaper from my mother-in-law’s recycling bin.  I attempted to entice both the boys in collecting specimens… Read more »