Earn a Science-Themed Badge at Junior Ranger Programs at a National Park

By Contributor Jacquie Fisher, KC Edventures The Junior Ranger programs in our National Parks are a wonderful way to introduce kids to hand-on science opportunities.  Science and nature activities are offered to kids and families are more than 200 of our National Parks and Monuments. We love the Junior Ranger programs and have attended quite a few over the years.   Kids as young [...]

Dr. Mad Science Featured in New York Daily News Keeps Kids Learning Over the Summer

One of our favorite kid scientists, Doctor Mad Science, was featured last week in the New York Daily News. His science videos share DIY science experiments and activities to an audience of kids and their parents. We were introduced to 11-year-old Jordan Hilkowitz a few years ago. He is an amazing online video star who shares his versions of kid-friendly science experiments [...]

Ultimate Science Vacations – Science at Sea Takes an Up Close Look at Alaska

For the third time, the Steve Spangler team and award-winning naturalists explored the inside passage of Alaska. The group, along with teachers and science enthusiasts boarded a Holland America cruise ship earlier this week for a special Science at Sea excursion. Alaska is known for its spectacular scenery, glaciers, mountains, untamed wilderness and vast wildlife populations. Science abounds in the largest U.S. [...]

Take a Science Vacation – Summer Learning in Yellowstone National Park

By Blog Editor Susan Wells My family and I visited Yellowstone last week. The girls and I had never been, but my husband had spent a few summers in the Youth Conservation Corps back in his youthful days. I knew Yellowstone was full of geothermal features and a lot of wildlife, but I wasn't prepared for just how much science abounds in [...]

How the Planets Got Their Names – Stories, Not Science

By Jane Goodwin There have been some awesome sights in the night sky lately – the triangle of Jupiter, Mars, and Venus, for example, and right now, the brightly shining Saturn.  Every night sky is full of wonders, and every night sky has many stories to tell. It is impossible to study the heavens with science alone – we need the stories to [...]

What Is It Like to Share the Spotlight with Steve Spangler?

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Earlier this week I had the extreme pleasure of shadowing some students from Rooney Ranch Elementary who came to our office before appearing on the Denver NBC affiliate 4:00 news program. The students' were chosen to appear for their creative science fair projects and speaking abilities. The students arrived with their parents at our offices around 3:00p.m. A [...]

Third Graders' Creativity Shines in Invention Convention

Move over Shark Tank inventors and patent attorneys get ready for some amazing, new kid-invented products. Third graders at Wilder Elementary in Littleton, Colorado joined Steve early one morning to share their inventions and solutions to common everyday problems. The annual Invention Convention takes the lead over the classic science fair in asking kids to solve problems with their own inventions. Many parents [...]

New Dinosaur-Themed Hotel Comes to Denver & Featured on The Oatmeal

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Out of all of the blogs that contain cats, creepily drawn people and a real look at the world we live in, my favorite is The Oatmeal. Matthew Inman, the author and creator of The Oatmeal, shares his unique look at the world, customer service, pets (mostly cats), significant others and anything else that comes across his [...]

Test Tube Valentines – A Science Message in a Bottle

By Blog Editor Susan Wells I am not incredibly crafty, although I enjoy breaking the paper Valentine mold each year and finding something new and different. This year, my second grader and I are breaking out and making Valentines with test tubes. They are super easy, super fun and super unique. What could be better than a little love, a little science [...]