Nature and Conservation
Learn about how the natural world interacts with itself and how people impact the planet with this science-based text set.
Earth Day Birthday
Jody Jenson Shaffer
A girl shares her birthday with Earth Day.
Growing Trees for Kenya
Wangari Maathai developed a movement to restore the forests in Kenya by planting trees.
This informational text explains how teenage male elephants make the transition into adulthood.
What Do Zoos Do
Amy Miller discusses how zoos help animals in danger of extinction.
What Good is the Big Bad Wolf?
Linda Zajac discusses the impact that wolves, and lack thereof, have on their habitat.
Eyes in the Sky
Heather Bode describes the job of a fire watcher.
Tornadoes: Watch Out!
Michael A. Signal
Michael A. Signal discusses the dangers of tornadoes.
This Tiny Animal Is Apocalypse-Proof
Maria Temming describes a creature that can survive in unforgiving environments.
Eight reasons to not be spooked by spiders this Halloween
Lizzy Lowe provides eight reasons for why you shouldn’t be afraid of spiders.
Why do volcanoes erupt?
Heather Handley discusses why volcanoes erupt.
The Face of Immortality?
Many people believe that a small organism known as a hydra is immortal.
Celina Seftas and the Standing Stone Creek crew
The Standing Stone Creek is a small stream in Pennsylvania that runs into the Susquehanna River.
Elizabeth Preston describes the colorful Zhangye Danxia mountains in China.
Life in a Vernal Pool
Lori Wollerman Nelson
Lori Wollerman Nelson describes life in a seasonal pond, known as a vernal pool.
They Need Fire!
Buffy Silverman discusses some of the effects of forest fires.
Getting Started on Saving the Everglades
Humans have had a complicated relationship with the Florida Everglades for over 100 years.
Your food choices affect Earth's climate
Janet Raloff discusses a study comparing the effects of different diets on global warming.
Explainer: How scientists know Earth is warming
Sharon Oosthoek explains how scientists can document global warming by measuring the Earth’s temperature.