Science in the Wild Blog

Science Wednesdays – June 12, 2019

Science Wednesday – June 12, 2019 It’s Science Wednesday! Our topic today is on survival. On Friday, October 13, 1972 Uruguayan Air Force flight 571 took off from Mendoza, Argentina to Santiago, Chile for a planned rugby match. The plane never made it. It...

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Science Wednesdays – June 5, 2019

Science Wednesday – June 5, 2019   It’s Science Wednesday! For the past few days, we’ve been on the road in the Midwest with the Summits, Songs and Science project. While on the way to get Iowa’s highpoint, driving from Chicago to the...

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Science Wednesdays – May 29, 2019

Science Wednesday – May 29, 2019   It’s Science Wednesday! Why does humanity have such a hard time accepting new facts and evidence? A lot of it stems from what’s called “core beliefs.” These are beliefs that people cherish the most...

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Science Wednesdays – May 22, 2019

Science Wednesday – May 22, 2019 It’s Science Wednesday! A few weeks ago, Ricardo and I were on the Big Island of Hawaii, hiking Mauna Kea for the “Summits, Songs and Science” project. We also had time to explore Mauna Loa, including seeing the...

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Science Wednesdays – May 15, 2019

Science Wednesday – May 15, 2019 It’s Science Wednesday! 50,000 years ago, an iron-nickel meteorite about 150 feet across and weighing several hundred thousand tons struck a rocky plain in northern Arizona at over 26,000 mph and with an explosive force...

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Science Wednesdays – May 8, 2019

Science Wednesday – May 8, 2019 It’s Science Wednesday! The Earth is an active place and every day, earthquakes happen somewhere on the planet. The National Earthquake Information Center (Golden, Colorado) locates about 12,000 – 14,000 earthquakes...

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Science Wednesdays – May 1, 2019

Science Wednesday – May 1, 2019 It’s Science Wednesday! On May 3, 2018, an eruption on Kīlauea volcano’s East Rift Zone on the Big Island of Hawaii began. Outbreaks of lava fountains up to 300 feet (90 m) high, lava flows, and volcanic gas in the...

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Science Wednesdays – April 24, 2019

Science Wednesday – April 24, 2019 t’s Science Wednesday! Tomorrow, we’re on our way to Hawaii with the Summits, Songs and Science project! The Big Island of Hawaii is home to a few volcanoes, including Mauna Kea, which, at 13,803 ft., is the highest...

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Science Wednesdays – April 17, 2019

Science Wednesday – April 17, 2019 It’s Science Wednesday! Here is a student film that took the People’s Choice Award today in my “Intro to Global Climate Change” class at Colorado College. Students picked a topic related to climate...

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Science Wednesdays – April 10, 2019

Science Wednesday – April 10, 2019 It’s Science Wednesday! For the second time in less than a month, the Rockies and plains of the United States are experiencing what’s called a “bomb cyclone,” an actual term used by meteorologists. A...

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Science Wednesdays – April 3, 2019

Science Wednesday – April 3, 2019 Today’s “Science Wednesday” is from the Arapaho glacier in Colorado. Back in 1919, the glacier was pretty full, healthy and even had deep crevasses, as you can see in the historic photo below. In the early 20th...

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Welcome Arjan

A warm welcome to Arjan Schaeffer, Karpu Lama and Sunil Tamang, joining us in the Gokyo Valley, Nepal later this spring. Written by Arjan Schaeffer           As a project manager by profession, I am used to offering a helping hand in reaching someone else’s dreams....

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