The Return of the Piping Plover

The Return of the Piping Plover

Introducing the Piping Plover: the cutest bird you’ve probably never heard of. These tiny shorebirds make their homes on rocky beaches across North America, nesting in sandy dunes and feeding on bugs and small marine crustaceans. At one time as many as 100 breeding...
Ringed Seals on Shrinking Ice

Ringed Seals on Shrinking Ice

The ringed seal, which gets its name from the pattern of light circles on its back, is the smallest of all seal species. They make their home in Canada’s Arctic where they hunt, sleep, and even have their babies on the sea ice. Ringed seals are well-adapted to deal...
What makes a smart device so smart?

What makes a smart device so smart?

Hey STEMologists! Have you accepted the Re-set the ‘stat Mission? It’s all about fighting climate change by adjusting the temperature of your home, and a great tool that can help you do this is a smart thermostat. It’s just one of the many smart devices that...
Let’s Help Clean up Our Oceans – Using STEM!

Let’s Help Clean up Our Oceans – Using STEM!

Calling all STEMologists! We have a big problem and we’re going to need some very smart people to fix it. That problem is plastic in the ocean. On land, plastic can be very useful; in fact, it’s in almost everything we use! The trouble starts when we aren’t careful...