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We are a 501(c)3 non profit organization with the educational motto of "A child's education is not small potatoes." Currently a web based educational museum.
The Museum was founded as a non profit corporation in the state of Idaho 09/27/2010 and became a 501(c)3 non profit in 2013. The overall goal is to create a children's museum in North Idaho with website access. We hope to be able to "broadcast" via website into classrooms for special educational activities. A specialized teachers resource library is to be developed so teachers and other instructor
s may check out materials for classroom projects so the schools will not have to invest in items that have to be stored or are now too expensive. Supplementing Home School format of education is also important as well. We are back to set hours again. You are able to chat with admin on Sunday. Construction on site is limiting access until July.
Operating as usual
Photos from Dry Tortugas National Park's post
Spectacular Spud Museum Inc. updated their business hours.
Sad to say, this year there will not be a Halloween Fun and Fossil Event. The property is for sale and the museum will only be virtual again.
"Extinct" fish found reproducing naturally in Colorado waters | OutThere Colorado
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has officially discovered the previously extinct greenback cutthroat trout reproducing naturally in Colorado waters, according to an announcement from Governor Polis.
9.3" Fossil Oreodont (Merycoidodon) Skull w/ Vertebrae - South Dakota
9.3" Fossil Oreodont (Merycoidodon) Skull w/ Vertebrae - South Dakota (Item #227375), Oreodont Fossils for sale. FossilEra your source to quality fossil specimens.
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Spokane Valley Heritage Museum
Museum address: 12114 E Sprague Ave. Hours: Wed - Sat, 11am til 4pm. Also by appointment for group tours.
The creepy "Zombie Bugs”
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Look at what we saw during class today. This is a blcrab molting.
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Residents of the Salt Lake City area were startled by loud booms at 8:30 AM Mountain Daylight Time last Saturday (August 13). There were some eyewitness reports of a bright fireball around the same time, confirmed by videos from a few cameras in the area and detections by the Geostationary Lightning Mappers on the GOES 17 and 18 satellites. An analysis of the currently available data indicates that the meteor was first seen at an altitude of 50 miles over West Valley City, moving to the northwest at 39,000 miles per hour. The object began to fragment at an altitude of 30 miles above the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake and Doppler weather radar shows the signatures characteristic of falling meteorites over the lake. Data from infrasound detectors in the vicinity place the energy of the fragmentation at 15 tons of TNT, indicating that the object was just over 2 feet across, with a weight around 800 pounds. At its brightest, the fireball was 16 times brighter than the Full Moon.
The orbit derived from the trajectory suggests that the fireball may have been caused by a fragment from the Aten class of asteroids. There are reports of at least one found meteorite from this event.
We thank the American Meteor Society for providing the eyewitness accounts.
Over 3lbs. of lustrous botryoidal hematite from Irhoud Mine, Safi Province, Marrakesh-Safi Region, Morocco.
Photo Copyright ©️ Mineral Insomniac
A magnificent 2nd century B.C. marble head of the god Serapis, discovered on the site of the temple dedicated to this god, at the sunken city of Canopus, an ancient Egyptian town on the western coast of the Nile River delta.
Canopus was a pleasure resort for the people of Alexandria.
Blog British Museum https://britishmuseum.tumblr.com/post/149169499617/colossal-head-of-serapis
Check Out This Fantastic Polished From .
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ATTENTION TEACHERS & COLLEGE FACULTY: Starting August 15, 2022 Project WILD is offering formal educators and college level instructors/professors FREE access to some of WILD's online professional development courses. This free registration is available to K-12 classroom teachers, school staff, school district staff, college level instructors, professors, and college faculty. Each course is self-paced and a Certificate of Completion will be provided to participants for each course completed. For more information and to register, visit www.projectwild.org. You can also access the registration form with the QR code.
Many ancient things explored this week in science! Links below:
Brains after midnight https://bit.ly/3bEj2uO
Fall of ancient civilizations https://bit.ly/3vLQJ4v
Ancient cetacean https://bit.ly/3P8wpRF
Atacama sinkhole https://bit.ly/3dfzSAn
Strange space signal https://bit.ly/3P6w4ii
Deepest cave https://bit.ly/3P6ewTm
Fluorite with Quartz var. Eisenkiesel |
Locality: Wölsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
Dimensions : 6.0 × 11.5 × 5.2 cm
Photo Copyright © Crystal Classics
Toys for the Coeur d Alene Police Foundation
"Yellow Catfish" Extremely rare, bright-yellow catfish caught in the Netherlands
Like an enormous, writhing banana with gills, a bright-yellow catfish flopped out of the water and into Martin Glatz’s boat. Glatz, a professional angler out on a lake in the Netherlands with his twin brother Oliver, had caught many catfish in his life but none like this. Glatz panicked at first. ...
We celebrate the life of Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek actor, trailblazer, and role model, who symbolized to so many what was possible. She partnered with us to recruit some of the first women and minority astronauts, and inspired generations to reach for the stars.
Hey on this day in 1971 Apollo 15 astronauts became the first ever to ride in a moon buggy 🚗
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Fun Fact! There are 562 cables in the core stage of the Space Launch System rocket. The largest number—231—are located in the engine section. That equals 45 miles of cabling in the core stage, and more than 18 miles in the engine section alone!
Photos from U.S. Forest Service - Umpqua National Forest's post
One of the most beautiful unheated, natural tanzanite crystal I have ever photographed. This flawless gem shows a clear trichroism from the different crysrallographic orientations presented in the three photos (axis b, c and a) in the comments. This blue/purple variation of zoizite is only found in the Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania.
48x19x16mm - in a private collection. (NFS)
Wow Pretty Twigs Fossil Wood Opal... Very Difficult to Find it Now. This is rare
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In a First, Tiny Crustaceans Are Found to “Pollinate” Seaweed like Bees of the Sea
Dragon Does Not Like To Eat His Veggies
Angler Catches Rare Neon-Orange Xanthic Smallmouth Bass in Michigan
Bass angler Josh Chrenko caught the unusual fish on the Muskegon River. According to an ecologist, it has a rare genetic condition.
This Week In Science
This week in science we reached further than ever through space and back in time with the stunning new JWST images. Closer to home we discovered we're not the only mammals who farm our food!
JWST pics https://bit.ly/3ILUfRA
Quantum internet 'missing link' https://bit.ly/3uRnAUL
First non-human mammal found to farm https://bit.ly/3oaoY1d
Losing Y chromosomes can be deadly https://bit.ly/3zdP4qw
Record-breaking space magnetic field https://bit.ly/3cmWe2H
On this day in 1863, the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, one of the first Black volunteer units in the United States army, led the assault on Fort Wagner in South Carolina.
Men came from all over the country to enlist in this historic Regiment. Previously, Black men could not serve as soldiers in the United States Army, only as cooks or laborers. Shortly after leaving Boston, the 54th participated in a few skirmishes before seeing battle for the first time at Fort Wagner. At this battle, they led the charge against the Confederate fort, suffering heavy casualties. Over 250 men who took part in the battle were killed, wounded, or captured, including Colonel Robert Gould Shaw.
Learn more about the men of the 54th at https://www.nps.gov/boaf/learn/historyculture/a-brave-black-regiment.htm.
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Meet the Quetzalcoatlus. Quetzalcoatlus is a pterosaur known from the Late Cretaceous period of North America. It was one of the largest known flying animals of all time, standing taller than a giraffe with a 33-36 foot wingspan.
(📸 - Blue Rhino Studios)
Help wildlife in hot weather!
Keep your watering stations, ponds and bird baths topped up with water, and let some of your garden grow wild to provide shade for the animals. ☀️💦
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Cross section of a Roman road! 🚦
The angle of the Nazca Plate changes as it subducts beneath South America. A new study may help explain why.
It’s just another megacephalic !
Wow, just look at that head! This is a female Mississippi Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin pileata) demonstrating what is known as megacephaly or macrocephaly.
In Diamondback Terrapins, megacephaly is a plastic (responsive) trait to an environmental factor—in their case, diet. The preferred dietary items of female Diamondback Terrapins inhabiting the Gulf of Mexico are mollusks (e.g. clams, mussels, snails).
Based on epigenetics (behavioral and environmental factors that affect the way your genes work), the head and beak of these female terrapins grow in proportion to the crushing power needed to consume their preferred hard-shelled food items. Pretty cool!
The Diamondback Terrapin is one of several North American species that the TSA/The Association of Zoos and Aquariums Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE): American Turtles program works with.
You can help us refine science-based processes to return to the wild Mississippi Diamondback Terrapins and other species seized from wildlife trade by becoming a TSA Donor TODAY!
Photo: Jordan Gray
Pop! Another one from AR3056. C8.6 peaking at 01:54 UTC, July 11. Maybe we have a new player to make things interesting. Not a bad start. 🌞🤔🧐💥👏
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