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Summer Birds

Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian
By Margarita Engle
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

In the Middle Ages, people believed that insects were evil, born from mud in a process called spontaneous generation. Maria Merian was only a child, but she disagreed. She watched carefully as caterpillars spun themselves cocoons, which opened to reveal summer birds, or butterflies and moths. Maria studied the whole life cycle of the summer birds, and documented what she learned in vibrant paintings.

This is the story of one young girl who took the time to observe and learn, and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.

Maria Merian’s Butterflies: The Illustrated Story of How a 17th-Century Woman Forever Changed the Course of Science Through Art

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Rutgers Faraday Christmas Children’s Lecture

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National Audubon Society: Christmas Bird Count

Join the Christmas Bird Count
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Audubon’s 117th Christmas Bird Count will take place this fall between the inclusive dates of Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 through Thursday, January 5th, 2017.

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Elements

Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
By Theodore Gray
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Interactive Periodic Table Reveals Exactly How We Use All Those Elements
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GIS Day

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Mixing Colors!

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