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All About Birds Issue Date: 07-14-2013

Cool Spots imageWatching birds is a fun hobby for all ages. Nebraska’s diverse avian population is featured at Project Beak, projectbeak.org. Check out Birding Basics, where you can be a casual birder and observe what you see and hear, or you can Gear Up with items such as binoculars, a notebook and a field guide. Attract birds to your backyard by adding feeders, nest boxes and a variety of plants. Birds and People have always interacted, but Fashion describes the downside of bird feathers as a popular ladies’ hat accessory years ago, causing severe declines in some bird populations.

Visit: projectbeak.org
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Into the Deep Issue Date: 06-30-2013

Cool Spots imageHave you ever wanted to take a camera into the ocean and just explore? Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, blueworldtv.com, is a collection of adventures captured on film by Jonathan and his team. Deep underwater caves can be scary, but they are home to interesting sea life. Watch Webisodes such as The Blind Cavefish, where veteran explorer Christine Loew leads the search for a tiny fish that is the top predator in dark cave waters. Did you know that Humpback Whales travel 2,000 miles to the warm waters of the Caribbean to give birth to their calves?

Visit: blueworldtv.com
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Lighting Up the Night Issue Date: 06-02-2013

Cool Spots imageHelp scientists gather research from your own backyard when you join the Firefly Watch, legacy.mos.org/
fireflywatch
. If you can commit to spending 10 minutes in your backyard one evening each week throughout the summer, you can become a citizen scientist. Did you know that there is more than one type of firefly? Visit the Virtual Habitat to learn to identify the three main groups by flash color, pattern and location. Did you know that fireflies are not bugs or flies, but beetles? Read more about this and other fascinating facts when you visit Understanding Fireflies.

Visit: legacy.mos.org/fireflywatch
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All About Cetaceans Issue Date: 06-02-2013

Cool Spots imageThere’s a lot more to dolphins than their entertaining behavior. Wild Animal Watch: Dolphins, teacher.scholastic.
com/dolphin
, provides a closer look with research biologist Dan Odell. Explore All About Dolphins, then see how you rate as a dolphin expert when you play the Cetacean Relations Game. Did you know that the killer whale, the largest dolphin, can grow to more than 20 feet long? In the Tank describes a study using “pingers” that make sounds in the water to warn marine mammals so they don’t get entangled in fishing nets.

Visit: teacher.scholastic.com/dolphin
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Observe and Report Issue Date: 05-19-2013

Cool Spots imageJoin students all over the world who are tracking this spring’s wildlife migration at Journey North for Kids, learner.org
/jnorth/KidsJourneyNorth.html
. You can use your own backyard to collect data about whatever you are interested in. Did you know that monarch butterflies fly to and from Mexico? Try to spot the first arrivals and record your sightings. Watch the Robin’s Nest Movie and gather clues about how the mother provides tiny bits of food to feed her babies. Gray whales swim more than 10,000 miles every year – see how they survive the journey.

Visit: learner.org/jnorth/KidsJourneyNorth.html
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