Environment and Heredity: Birds & Dinosaurs

The nature-nurture debate and other issues, revolving about heredity, has and will continue to occupy a stage for many years.

Young folks are typically quite intrigued by this topic, and it is misleading in a study of the environment not to mention this issue, at least.

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Darwin's Day

Celebrate Darwin's birthday by adapting resources at Darwin Day. The site emphasizes verifiable scientific knowledge.  learn more

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Did Dinosaurs Really Have Feathers?

At least one entire class of dinosaurs seems to have had feathers -- including velociraptors, and maybe even T. rex. Find out how we know, and how we…  learn more

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Parrots Talk

When it comes to making noise, both parrots and humans rely on extremely specialized vibrating organs in their throats. Now scientists at Indiana University and Leiden University in…  learn more

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Super Slow Motion Birds

Gav and Dan, the Slow Mo Guys, go to a bird sanctuary to film birds big and small in slow motion. See how an eagle blinks or a…  learn more

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They Had Feathers: Is the World Ready to See Dinosaurs as They Really Were?

Dinosaurs have been getting slowly more birdlike for decades—perhaps not in mainstream depictions, but at least in the minds of paleontologists. This resource looks at the evidence. Since…  learn more

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Birds as Environmental Indicators

Humans have invented a variety of instruments to monitor the health of ecosystems. However, in some cases we can examine change in the habitat without instruments by studying…  learn more

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Operation RubyThroat

"Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project" is a cross-disciplinary international initiative in which people collaborate to study behavior and distribution of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). Although K-12 teachers…  learn more

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The Puffin Colony illustrates the revitalization of endangered environments.  learn more

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University of Wisconsin Bird Study

Why study birds? One reason is to help us. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin are studying why birds can migrate hundreds of miles with no sleep, and…  learn more