Taking Flight

I’ve been fascinated with monarch butterflies’ migration ever since reading Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. Monarch butterflies are the only butterflies that have a two-way migration (think: birds). Using nothing but environmental cues to guide them, they fly down to Michoacan, Mexico every winter. Every single year, they do this. Every single year, the butterflies die and […]

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The Sixth Extinction Book Review

When I first started reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s book, The Sixth Extinction, I was hit hard with the realization of “this is what I want to do when I get older.” I was so intrigued by her adventures to find the truth behind the sixth mass extinction, and was so relieved to see how easy it […]

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Giving Science a Chance

The science we learn throughout elementary and middle school simply isn’t enough. Or, it’s presented to us in ways we get bored of quickly and we forget as soon as we get home the day of taking whatever test we had been studying for. High school education provides more options, usually. I remember my senior […]

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