Starting Kids Early – August 5, 2020

Starting Kids Early – August 5, 2020

Starting Kids Early – August 5, 2020   Science is based on curiosity. Kids naturally explore and discover while playing: often they are inquisitive about everything, love to experiment, and in the process, learn more about the world around them. Research...
Comet NEOWISE – July 22, 2020

Comet NEOWISE – July 22, 2020

Comet NEOWISE – July 22, 2020   If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere (and especially in the northern US) and haven’t had a chance yet to look up at the night sky, here’s your chance to see something really cool: a comet! Comet C/2020 F3 (otherwise known as...
Yellowstone Supervolcano – July 15, 2020

Yellowstone Supervolcano – July 15, 2020

Yellowstone Supervolcano – July 15, 2020   While we were in Wyoming last week, we had a chance to spend some time at Yellowstone National Park. As a geologist, I am fascinated by the alien-looking terrain of active volcanic landscapes. Yellowstone is...
Gannett Peak – July 8, 2020

Gannett Peak – July 8, 2020

Gannett Peak – July 8, 2020   It’s Science Wednesday! We’ve been busy the last few days on this end, getting packed and prepared to attempt a new peak for the Summits, Songs and Science project. Over the next week, we’ll be in the Wind River Range, climbing...
Dust Plumes – July 1, 2020

Dust Plumes – July 1, 2020

Dust Plumes – July 1, 2020   In the last week, the skies have been noticeably hazier across the Caribbean and the Gulf and East Coasts of the US. It’s not due to wildfires or increasing pollution from traffic. In fact, it is due to dust coming from 5,000...
Very “Gneiss” Rock – June 24, 2020

Very “Gneiss” Rock – June 24, 2020

Very “Gneiss” Rock – June 24, 2020   Last weekend, Ricardo and I ventured to the south of Colorado to climb Culebra Peak (14,047 ft.) and Red Mountain (13,908 ft.) for the Summits, Songs and Science project. Culebra is the southernmost 14er...