Scientists in the Field

Ultima Journey Update

In their SITF title Mission To Pluto, author Mary Kay Carson and photographer Tom Uhlman took readers where no person or spacecraft had gone before: Pluto! An inside look at New Horizons, Mission to Pluto explores the first spacecraft mission to Pluto, which … Read more

Mission to Pluto Out Next Week

Happy new year, and happy new SITF book! Author Mary Kay Carson and photographer Tom Uhlman have teamed up for Mission to Pluto, a new title that has already earned a starred review from Kirkus, which notes that “the author’s enthusiasm shines through her clear, … Read more

Get in the Halloween Spirit with Bat Week!

Halloween is just around the corner, so you may already have bats on the brain. These creepy flying rodents are a perfect fit for the most spooky holiday. Right? Wrong! Even though bats live in dark places like caves and … Read more

Today is World Rhino Day!

If you’d like to read about the Sumatran rhinoceros and the Cincinnati Zoo’s successful but extremely challenging attempts to breed this very endangered species in captivity, please check out Emi and the Rhino Scientist, the first Scientists in the Field … Read more

National Park Service Centennial Celebration

This August marks the one hundredth birthday of the National Park Service, and people all over the United States are celebrating the centennial! Scientists in the Field author Mary Kay Carson showed her excitement by discussing the importance of the … Read more

It’s a Girl!

Fantastic news from the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Indonesia. A new calf was born in the predawn hours of May 12th at the 250-acre SRS within Way Kambas National Park. It’s a healthy girl! The parents are mom Ratu and … Read more

A look at writing nonfiction for kids

Check out this interview with Scientists in the Field author Mary Kay Carson over on author and librarian Jennifer Sommers’ website!  It gives some insight into the editing, researching, and writing process in general, as well as what went into … Read more

New Year, New Books Part 3

Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt by Mary Kay Carson with photographs by Tom Uhlman will be available Fall 2016 and follows the exciting journey of New Horizons–a spacecraft the size of a piano–as it makes … Read more

Ice Volcanoes on Pluto?!

According to the New Horizons: NASA’s Mission to Pluto news center, a post on November 9, 2015 states “From possible ice volcanoes to geologically diverse surfaces to oddly behaving moons that could have formed through mergers of smaller moons, Pluto … Read more

Last Sumatran Zoo Rhino Heads to Indonesia

I’ll probably never see a Sumatran rhino again. Eight-year-old Harapan is leaving the Cincinnati Zoo for Indonesia soon. Harry is the sole member of his species viewable by the public anywhere in the world. Sumatran rhinos no longer live in any other zoos. Harapan … Read more

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