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How the Monarch Population Handles the Winter

Some butterfly species can overwinter as larvae, pupae, or adults; however, the monarch butterfly cannot survive the cold winters of northern climates. As the temperature begins to change, monarchs sense when it is time to begin traveling south to a warmer climate. During the annual migration to Mexico and California, the monarchs use air currents and thermals…

Mindfulness for Pain Relief: It Can Make a Difference!

It's hard not think about pain when you are experiencing it. Understandably, your thoughts associated with pain are usually negative. These thoughts not only exacerbate the pain, they can lead to anxiety and depression. Mindful meditation has been shown to reduce the symptoms of chronic pain among many sufferers. It teaches people to be curious about the…

Checking for monarch caterpillars.

Outdoor Classrooms: Challenge, Engage, and Get Kids Thinking

With all the stressors of testing and standards-driven education, it's time to take the children outdoors for more authentic learning experiences. By challenging, engaging, and getting the kids thinking about their natural surroundings, they will love learning new things. As you teach them about monarch butterflies and their dwindling numbers, engage their imagination and have them…

Customer Story: “Everything I Need is in this Container”

Carol Schultz-O'Loughlin is a wife, mom, and grandmother to 13 grandchildren. She lives with her husband in a small town in Kentucky, where they enjoy the quiet solitude. Carol is surrounded by nature and looks forward to daily visits from animals that meander into her yard. Being in the woods, away from neighbors, is a…