Natural Things: Notes from a Natural History Museum | News

Streams of running water have been important to people as far back as we can tell. The ancient Greeks named diverse Naiads who presided over the supernatural aspects of streams. Closer to home, the colonial Spanish recognized the importance of streams. Many of the Mexican land grants that were issued to colonists before 1836 referred … Read more

NT government to grant up to $3m for Emmerson Resources’ Tennant Creek exploration

The Northern Territory Geological Survey will co-fund up to $ 3 million for exploration at Emmerson Resources’ three projects. Emmerson Resources (ASX: ERM) has been successful in applying for government co-funding covering three projects being explored in the Tennant Creek mineral field in the Northern Territory. Under the Geophysics and Drilling Collaborations program, the Northern … Read more

Howard’s Creek Preserve awarded geological mark of distinction – Winchester Sun

By Matt Cizek matt.cizek@winchestersun.com For years only four sites in Kentucky were considered distinguished by the Geological Society of Kentucky, but after this weekend there are five and the last is in Clark County. Lower Howard’s Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve, which is located off of Athens Boonesboro Road, was awarded the distinction in a … Read more

Duluth high schoolers find sewage in creek, prompting a fix – Duluth News Tribune

DULUTH – Some biology students at Marshall School got an impromptu civics lesson after they discovered a sewer line leaking into a nearby creek. Ninth and 10th graders in Sally Goodman’s biology class plunked about 20 bricks into Brewery Creek last fall, trekking out every month or so to track the algae that grew on … Read more

Pamplin Media Group – New owners to make big changes at Cherry Creek Ranch

The Wildlands Conservancy chooses Jefferson County for the first ever climate preserve The Wildlands Conservancy chose Earth Day weekend to announce how it will manage its newest preserve. The California organization purchased the 30,000-acre Cherry Creek Ranch in northeast Jefferson County at the end of 2021 for $ 16.5 million dollars, setting off a number … Read more

Retired West Philly science teacher seeks to conquer litter in Cobbs Creek

“My wife tells me I failed at retirement,” says Richard Guffanti with a smile. He “retired” in 2011 at age 65 after teaching science for 24 years to Philadelphia high school students in Germantown, University City, Northeast Philly (Samuel Fels), and North Philly (Girls High). It didn’t take long for him to get restless. … Read more

Homemade egg dyes blend art and science at Stony Creek class – Macomb Daily

With Easter just a couple of weeks away, many families are planning to engage in the longtime tradition of dying hard boiled eggs. An April 2 class held at Stony Creek Metropark taught children and adults alike how to make festive Easter egg dyes from natural items like vegetables, fruits and spices. Eastern District Interpretive … Read more

Mill Creek students shine in Science Olympiad contest – The Madison Record

MADISON – Students from Mill Creek Elementary School used their technical understanding to win top spots at the State Science Olympiad recently at Jacksonville High School. Mill Creek had two teams that earned first place. In addition, one team placed second in the competition. Mill Creek faced about 200 students in 11 teams. Team members … Read more

Glimpses of Glen Echo Creek

This is an inventory of what’s left of Glen Echo Creek, a stream with an outsized significance in Oakland’s history of development and planning. I used to live in its watershed and retain a strong affection for it. The photos in this post document every bit that’s accessible to the public. But first here’s the … Read more

Shamokin Creek Restoration Alliance and Bucknell students build new website | News

SHAMOKIN – The Shamokin Creek Restoration Alliance partnered with students from Bucknell University to redesign the organization’s website for the first time in 20 years. The students are part of the university’s Markets, Innovation, and Design (MIDE 300) class from Bucknell University’s Freeman College of Management. The students in fall 2021 took on the task … Read more