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The Burns & McDonnell Engineerium at Science City provides a unique experience for children who are considering careers in science, technology, engineering or math–related fields. According to their website, the program has helped kids who participated in programs devoted to robotics, computing and sustainability since 2008. Some of the Engineerium programs include Robotics 101, Lego Robot Challenge and “smart robots.”
What is a coywolf? Find out on Nature. The award-winning PBS series gives viewers a look at this mysterious mixture of the eastern wolf and western coyote. See how this remarkable new hybrid carnivore is taking over territories once roamed by wolves.
The 63rd Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair is the area’s largest science fair, with more than 1,300 students in grades 4-12 participating, and it’s happening March 12 at Union Station. For more information and to register, visit the Science Pioneers website.
On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines with 200-mile-per-hour winds, causing mass destruction and death. It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. NOVA gives viewers a firsthand look at this once-in-a-lifetime weather event and explains not only why this happened, but how this kind of catastrophic storm can happen again.
Here is a must read article from Bridging the Gap on how societies need to be more cognitive about not just what is dug up, but what is planted. Landscaping can make homes look nice, but this article reminds readers that we share our lovely back yards with all kinds of wild birds and what we tear down and put back up is very important.