Scientists in the Field

Kakapo Rescue Continues

“Imagine shaking the trunk of a sapling and finding giant parrots falling to the ground like apples! That’s how common kakapo once were in New Zealand”—Sy Montgomery sets the scene for a dramatic and ongoing recovery effort to save a … Read more

One Manatee, Two Manatee…

In Scientist in the Field book The Manatee Scientists: Saving Vulnerable Species, author Peter Lourie follows Dr. John Reynolds in his scientific studies and conservation efforts to help save and learn more about Florida manatees. At one point, Dr. Reynolds describes … Read more

World Elephant Day

According to the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation, “On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around … Read more

Celebrate World Rhino Day!

September 22nd is World Rhino Day! Zoos, wildlife organizations, businesses, students, and concerned citizens around the world are getting the word out about the trouble these remarkable animals face in the wild. World Rhino Day’s theme says it all: Five Rhino Species … Read more

Beetle Season

When you spend two years of your life learning and talking about a flashy beetle with giant striped antennae and blue feet, an insect that has invaded your hometown and kicked off a massive beetle hunt, your friends and neighbors … Read more

Elephant Scientist author, Caitlin O’Connell, talks about elephant families at TEDYouth Conference

  Written by Caitlin O’Connell: Given the current elephant poaching crisis in Africa, this is a time when elephants are most in need of our understanding and appreciation. When I was invited to give a talk for TEDYouth to middle … Read more

An update on Fearless the gorilla!

Readers met Fearless, a young lowland gorilla, in my book GORILLA DOCTORS. “Fearless” is a translation of his Rwandan name, Ntabwoba. Since being nursed back to health by the Gorilla Doctors, Ntabwoba has grown up into a fine young gorilla. … Read more

World Rhino Day Focuses On Poaching Crisis

An annual event meant to celebrate all things rhino, this year’s World Rhino Day had a worrisome tone. “Every single rhino is under threat of poaching at the moment,” said Barney Long of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). “This slaughter … Read more

Enhanced Scientists in the Field eBooks!

If you haven’t checked out our enhanced eBooks, there is no better time than now. As students, teachers, and school librarians head back to the classrooms, these eBooks make perfect additions to group learning.  Right now there are four titles … Read more

Citizen Science: You Can Help Count Bats in Pennsylvania

Summer means vacation for many of us, but not mother bats. It’s the season when many bat species gather in summer roosts and give birth. Bat scientists are very interested in these maternity colonies of bat mothers and theirs pups. … Read more

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