Scientists in the Field

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

My Bees About Town

  I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: keeping honeybees is much harder than writing about them. In the year since I became a beekeeper, I’ve struggled to keep my very small apiary buzzing. I currently have two … Read more

Tracking Trash and Making Art

“Science tells us how the world really is. And how things really work. The one thing you don’t have time and space for in science, though, is to express how that feels to you.”  ~ Carl Safina And so Carl … Read more

Scientists in the Field subject featured in TIME magazine

Did any of you happen to catch the August TIME magazine cover story, A World Without Bees/The Plight of the Honeybee?  Those of you who have read Loree Griffin Burns’ The Hive Detectives might have recognized some of the names … 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

Honey Bee News

Dr. Jeff Pettis and Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp, two of the scientists profiled in The Hive Detectives, recently carried out new experiments to look at the ways chemicals sprayed on crops affect honey bee health. You can read the results of … Read more

Beetle Busting

My next Scientists in the Field book is about the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) and the men and women studying it in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ALB is a fascinating insect with a fascinating life cycle, but it did not evolve … Read more

Tracking Trash seen as excellent Common Core selection

In two recent articles, Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion by Loree Griffin Burns was cited as an appropriate selection for educators implementing the new Common Core (CC) standards. In this article from School Library Journal, … Read more

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