Getting Wild With… The American Bumblebee!

Getting Wild With… The American Bumblebee!

By Charlotte Osoria, age 9 Did you know there are over 255 species of bumblebee around the world, 49 of which live in North America? One such species is the American bumblebee.  Photo by Pauline HornFollow, available on Flickr Bumblebees play an important role in...

Journey of a Drug: Pharmaceuticals and the Environment

By AMIA MCDONALD, age 11 Researchers have found that many freshwater fish and amphibians were wiped out in the past 40 years partly because of the discharge of drugs. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons There is an ongoing global wildlife crisis, and according to new research...

Getting Wild With the Blob Fish

By JACKSON ZAVALA, age 10 In 2013, the blob fish was given the title “Worlds Ugliest Animal” by the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which works to build awareness about endangered species. PHOTO: James Joel The blob fish (Psychrolutes Marcidus) is known...

How Did the Panther Cross the Road?

By YUUKI REAL, age 13 Roadkill is especially devastating for endangered species, since even a few deaths can push them toward extinction. PHOTO: Adam Fagan Roadkill claims lives of an estimated one million wild animals every day in the United States, according to the...