Trivia question for Apr-05-2011

Posted on Apr 5, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Apr-05-2011

The manta ray is the largest species of the rays. The largest known specimen was more than 25 ft across, with a weight of about 5,100 lb. It ranges throughout tropical waters of the world, typically around coral reefs.

Trivia question for Apr-04-2011

Posted on Apr 4, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Apr-04-2011

A rare nocturnal forest creature, these guys are very difficult to study in the wild. They were unknown outside of West Africa until the 19th century.

Trivia question for Apr-03-2011

Posted on Apr 3, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Apr-03-2011

These guys are somewhat related to cats. Most of them have spotted coats and long, banded tails, small heads, and large ears.

Trivia question for Apr-02-2011

Posted on Apr 2, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Apr-02-2011

The king cobra can be fierce, agile, and can deliver a large quantity of highly potent venom in a single bite. It is one of the most dangerous and feared Asiatic snakes.

Trivia question for Apr-01-2011

Posted on Apr 1, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Apr-01-2011

Male of this species are noted for their highly aggressive territorial behaviour. They will attack other males that stray into their territories, and have been observed attacking other small birds without apparent provocation. Such attacks sometimes lead to fatalities.

Trivia question for Mar-31-2011

Posted on Mar 31, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-31-2011

There are about 4000 to 6000 of these Bats in the wild. Females give birth to one young in September or November once every year.

Do You Really Need That Bottled Water… Seriously?

Do You Really Need That Bottled Water… Seriously?

The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap.

Trivia question for Mar-30-2011

Posted on Mar 30, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-30-2011

The Asiatic lions once ranged from the Mediterranean to the north-eastern parts of the Indian subcontinent, but excessive hunting, water pollution and decline in natural prey reduced their habitat.

Trivia question for Mar-29-2011

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-29-2011

These guys are carnivorous, eating a variety of animals. This includes insects, worms, tadpoles, frogs, small fish, crustaceans, and mollusks. In early summer, the female will lay between 2 and 10 eggs in the banks of her aquatic habitat.

Trivia question for Mar-28-2011

Posted on Mar 28, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-28-2011

These guys will occasionally attack larger prey such as young deer and capybaras but they are usually taken to a stump or low branch and partially eaten, since they are too heavy to be carried whole to the nest. These guys may take domestic livestock but this is extremely rare.

Trivia question for Mar-27-2011

Posted on Mar 27, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-27-2011

Sea versions of these fish have become a major plague in the North American Great Lakes after artificial canals allowed their entry during the early 20th century. They are considered an invasive species, have no natural enemies in the lakes and prey on many species of commercial value, such as lake trout.

Trivia question for Mar-26-2011

Posted on Mar 26, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-26-2011

In Ireland the Golden Eagle was thought to be nearly extinct for a little while, but now it is doing better. In central Europe, the Golden Eagle has had a huge decline. It now lives its life mostly in the Alps. The Golden Eagle population in the United States hasn’t dropped too much, but enough to be noticed.

Day 5 – Final day of our Plastic Awareness Week

Day 5 – Final day of our Plastic Awareness Week

Our goal was to foster a higher sense of awareness among the children and their families about the amount of plastic trash we generate. Our hopes are that children will learn early on about how harmful plastic is and they will grow up supporting change. And hopefully, they might even help their families do the same.

Trivia question for Mar-25-2011

Posted on Mar 25, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-25-2011

Japanese reportedly ate them during WWII. These guys are mainly found in Africa but have since been introduced into Florida, and some islands of the Pacific where they quickly become a pest.

Day 4 of our Plastic Awareness Week

Day 4 of our Plastic Awareness Week

As expected, the number one item amongst all the trash was Single-Use Plastic Bags. The entire wheelbarrow was filled to capacity. The second largest group of trash is water/beverage bottles followed by food packaging i.e. fresh-fruit containers, pre-made salads and lunch trays etc. Lastly, were all the detergent bottles and yogurt cups etc.