Science Uncorked: How to Enjoy your Wine

Let’s face it, you love your wine – but what is the rule of thumb for properly enjoying it? Check out these three helpful tips on how you should be enjoying yours. Tip 1: “Swirling” a glass of wine before tasting it will aerate the wine and release its aromas. Aeration is the infusion of… Continue reading

Science Uncorked: The Wine Production Process

You know you love it, but do you know how it’s made? Checkout the science behind wine and winemaking in these 5 steps of the wine production process. STEP ONE: Harvesting The first step in the wine production process is to harvest the grapes. Did you know that grapes are the only fruit that contain… Continue reading

Not so scary: Real “monsters” maybe scary, but they offer many benefits to our ecosystem

Hairy, poisonous, slimey, or scaley – How real “monsters” have a positive impact on our ecosystem. OWL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tytonidae (barn-owls) and Strigidae (true owls) CLASSIFICATION: Bird DIET: Carnivore SIZE: Varies depending on the species; anywhere from 1 to 9 pounds AVERAGE LIFESPAN: 4 years (barn owls) Legends and myths regarding the fierce qualities of… Continue reading

Not so scary: The benefits of real “monsters”

Hairy, poisonous, slimey, or scaley – How real “monsters” have a positive impact on our ecosystem. GOBLIN SHARK SCIENTIFIC NAME: Mitsukurina Owstoni CLASSIFICATION: Cartilaginous Fishes DIET: Carnivore SIZE: 12 feet long and weigh up to 460 pounds AVERAGE LIFESPAN: Up to 35 years With an intimidating appearance and ability to completely unhinge its jaw, the… Continue reading

Soil Your Underwear Challenge
Activity 3

Sing With Us The soil is alive! ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION This sing-along guides you through the 5 factors of soil formation: parent material, relief, climate, organisms, and time. Click/Touch to enlarge image X X A rock represents a soil’s parent material. Imagine a rock falling off a bluff to the ground below, where it begins to… Continue reading

GROW: Kohlrabi—What’s that?

In GROW we are often asked about the funny looking and hard to pronounce vegetable called “kohlrabi”. Kohlrabi is from the German word “kohl” which means cabbage and “rabi” which means turnip. That’s pretty descriptive for this plant that is thought to have developed from a wild form of cabbage and has the taste of… Continue reading