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Bumperstickers for the Holidays!

We have printed up a limited run of our much-loved “Bugdork” bumperstickers and some special Junior Entomologist bumperstickers, too! When you buy these, you support our work and our ability to teach people about the amazing world of arthropods....

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2016 Year in Review

Sometimes you have a year that just blows you away.  For us, 2016 was that year. It was an incredible year with awesome opportunities and forward momentum. As you read this, it may seem that I handle the majority of the work. This is because Jess got a full-time job back in 2015 so that I could...

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“But Why Kids” Radio Show

After we spoke at NAITC in Phoenix in June we rushed over to a radio station to record a segment for a public radio show that airs in Vermont called “But Why Kids.”  Several children were recorded asking questions about insects and we responded! It was super fun and we got to record in...

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National Agriculture in the Classroom

At the very end of June, Jess and I had the opportunity to give the Keynote address to the National Ag in the Classroom conference held at the beautiful Wigwam Resort outside of Phoenix. This was the swankiest conference we have EVER been to! The food was incredible (I’ve been having almost...

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Our Microsoft Commercial!

Wow! It has been a whirlwind since February. We were offered an incredible opportunity to represent Microsoft and Windows 10 in their new campaign. While we are a “dual platform” business, we use a lot of Microsoft products even on my Mac. (I mean, who doesn’t use Word,...

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Best Microscope Shots

I’m spending this week focusing on creating curricula for the big NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) conference in March. I’m going to be representing The Bug Chicks at the Celestron booth and leading two professional development workshops for teachers.  I’m so excited!...

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Spider Molting: A New Start

It’s 2016! Time to shed our old skin and start something new. As luck would have it our Brazilian black and white tarantula, Samba, molted over the holidays. Molting is the process by which an arthropod with an exoskeleton sheds its outer layer to reveal new cuticle. The new exoskeleton is...

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New Site Update

I wanted to let everyone know that over the next week or so, the site will be going through some changes. I do this almost every Christmas- change things up for the new year! Please be patient with us during this transition. I’m streamlining and simplifying things in order to make room for...

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Trick-or-Teach!

It’s Halloween week! Jess is going to a party in Portland and is going to do some mad makeup like the Cheshire Cat. I am flying down to Texas to trick-or-treat with my niece (8) and nephews (12 & 2). I’m going to be Big Bird. I’m making the costume last minute. We’ll...

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Bug Craft: Window Wings

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Science and Art have always gone hand in hand. Da Vinci was a painter, mathematician, musician, scientist and inventor! Many universities have a College of Arts & Sciences. You need to be curious, flexible and dedicated for a career in either. Here at Bug Chicks...

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A Cool Find in Oregon

After Thanksgiving I was in Eugene, Oregon visiting friends. We went on a forest ecology walk at the Arboretum on Mt. Pisgah. You read that right. Thanksgiving weekend in Oregon. It was cold. Windy. It even hailed a little. (Or was it freezing rain? I always get those confused. Little balls of...

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Roger that, Grandma

  This is a re-post of an original Bug Chicks post on Science Friday.   Last week, while we were teaching on the east coast, we decided to visit Kristie’s 97-year old grandmother. Kristie hadn’t seen her in about three years and wanted to interview her about her life and family history. During the...

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