Connect with an Aquarium!

No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin that inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau Aquariums entertain and educate us with beautiful exhibits of fish, […]

Dental Health: A Window to Your Wellness

You don’t have to brush your teeth – just the ones you want to keep. ~ Author Unknown Did you know that your dental health may be able to offer clues about your overall health and wellness? Regular dental visits can do more than just keep your smile attractive. The dentist may be one of […]

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Our 16th President

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.  ~ Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, November 19,1863 Have you been to the movies recently? There is a new historical drama film being shown throughout the country about our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. The film covers the final four months […]

Taking to the Sky: A Look at Aviation’s Heroes

The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? — it is the same the angels breathe. ~ Mark Twain, Roughing It, Chapter XXII, 1886. Throughout the years and around the world, men and women have been fascinated by the prospect of flight. Take […]

The Washington Monument: A Tribute to Our First President

There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. ~ George Washington, address to Congress, January 8, 1790 The Washington Monument was built to honor George Washington as a tribute to his military leadership during the American […]

Good News About Peanuts

Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter. ~ President James Garfield In this month’s Internet Challenge™, we will learn about the peanut, which is really not a nut at all, but a legume. (Some other well-known legumes are peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas.) Today, peanuts are one of America’s favorite foods. […]

An American President: Meet FDR

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt In this month’s Internet Challenge™, we are going to learn about the 32nd president of the United States: Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Nicknamed FDR, he was born to a […]

Whaling in America

Whaling, the business or practice of hunting whales, can be traced back to prehistoric days. By the 16th century, the Basque whalers from Spain and France found great prosperity off the Labrador Coast and in the Strait of Belle Isle capturing right whales and bowhead whales. These hunters were followed by the Dutch and the […]

Save the Tiger!

Panthera tigris, more commonly known as the tiger, is one of the world’s awe-inspiring animals. At local zoos, crowds gather at the tiger habitat, amazed at the grace and power of these magnificent cats. All over the world, the tiger is a symbol of strength, vitality and natural beauty. A world without tigers seems impossible […]

Earthworms

Think of a time that you were digging in soil. You probably saw some earthworms. Or maybe after a rain shower, you have seen earthworms on driveways and sidewalks. These temporary wet conditions give worms a chance to safely move to new places. What is an earthworm? Earthworms—often called night crawlers, garden worms, or worms—are […]

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