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Zap Those Mosquitoes

Posted on 08/08/17 by Janine in Educational Outreach

Mosquito season is here. These pesky little creatures have lived on the earth for more than 100 million years and there are 3500 varieties, which are found on every continent. And while mosquitoes do bite and cause diseases, mosquitoes also contribute to a better world as a source of food source for fish, birds and amphibians, as well... read more

Doing their Part; Promoting Conservation with Art!

Posted on 08/01/17 by Jacki in Educational Outreach

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Posters are a captivating way to tell a story that everyone can understand. Even very young children can use art to raise awareness about the importance of caring for soil, water and other natural resources. In the process of researching the theme and creating their posters, they can also learn the importance of caring for the world around... read more

Have Farmer's Markets Reached a Saturation Point?

Posted on 07/25/17 by Justin in Urban Agriculture

Author's old farm stand back in 2014

Lately around town and on Facebook, I’ve been hearing Cleveland farmers complain about poor sales at these little neighborhood farmer’s markets. The popular Canadian urban farmer, author, and vlogger, Curtis Stone just released a video about quitting farmer’s markets. Around this time last year, the Washington Post ran article about decreasing farmer’s market sales in the D.C. area.... read more

Be a Super Scooper: Pick up After your Pooch!

Posted on 07/18/17 by Elizabeth in Educational Outreach

The dog days of summer are upon us, and with them comes lots of outdoor activities including time with our canine friends. And dogs = dog poop.Dogs are capable of eating nearly anything, and with that comes more bacteria in their guts than even our own. Their feces can contain parasites and bacteria that are contagious to humans.... read more

Living In Harmony with Wildlife: Groundhogs a.k.a. Woodchucks

Posted on 07/05/17 by Kelly in Educational Outreach

Baby groundhogs.  Photo Credit: Kelly Parker

This is a topic that I am currently trying to find a solution to. My boyfriend is currently dealing with a family of groundhogs that have taken up residence under his home. Being the wildlife enthusiast that I am, I was very excited and taken in by the overwhelming cuteness of the babies, even talking to them from... read more