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  • Putting science at their fingertips

    Putting science at their fingertips
    Textbooks have been the tried-and-true method of relaying information to student, but with recent advances in technology those 300-page books may become paperweights. Blending the new with the traditional, Huntington Beach High School has started...
  • In the Pipeline: Pushing for change after tragedy

    In the Pipeline: Pushing for change after tragedy
    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first manned mission of Skylab, the first U.S. orbital space station. Skylab 2, as it was called, set off to repair the space station, and was led by Cmdr. Peter Conrad. As you probably remember, Conrad was...
  • Experimenting with interest

    When 5-year-old Travis McDonald stood up, his chin barely made it over the black countertops of the chemistry lab, and he had to reach his arms all the way up to work on a science experiment. Travis chewed gum as he mixed glue with borax, covering his...
  • Natural Perspectives: Mr. and Mrs. Wren find home in backyard

    The big excitement in our yard is that a pair of house wrens has set up house in our bluebird nest box. Vic and I got the nest box from Friends of Shipley Nature Center last year, but I put it up too late in the season to attract any bluebirds. A male...
  • Greer's OC: Bolsa Chica calendar on sale

    The Bolsa Chica Land Trust just released its "Wings Over Bolsa" wall calendar, a 13-month calendar featuring beautiful full-color photos of the birds and wildlife at Bolsa Chica. For nature lovers, it makes a wonderful holiday gift, and proceeds help with...
  • Natural Perspectives: A yard certified for birds, bees and butterflies

    One of the pleasures that Vic and I enjoy at our home is feeding birds and providing a place where bees and butterflies are welcome. As wild areas shrink due to development, habitat for birds and other wildlife disappears. We do what we can in our yard to...
  • Bird population declines

    The height of summer beach season at Bolsa Chica State Beach is also the height of nesting season at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. As you're probably aware, California least terns and Western snowy plovers like to nest on sandy beaches. But during the...
  • Land trust taps former mayor

    A local environmental group welcomed new members to its governing body and tapped a former mayor to take the helm. The Bolsa Chica Land Trust, a group dedicated to preserving, restoring and acquiring land in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, elected former...
  • Building DNA an artsy way

    Building DNA an artsy way
    Students grabbed wire and filled clear-plastic Petri dishes with tiny blue, white, red, yellow, green and pink beads. Settling in at one of six brown lunch tables, science teacher Gloria Treece began explaining to the almost entirely female audience how...
  • Greer's OC: Sample drinks for a cause

    Join Second Chance Pet Adoptions of Huntington Beach for a wine and beer tasting fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brix Wine Bar in Sunset Beach. The party includes wine and beer tastings, plus snacks. A tax-deductible donation costs $35 per person,...
  • Natural Perspectives: Getting to the bottom of drained wetland

    A new freshwater wetland formed at Bolsa Chica, but someone drained it. That's right, someone drained a wetland at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Vic cautioned me to handle this issue with a cool and level head, but it chapped my hide to think that...
  • Natural Perspectives: Touring the Pacific Marine Mammal Center

    Natural Perspectives: Touring the Pacific Marine Mammal Center
    The experts tell us that the ocean is now in a La Niņa condition. So instead of being warm, like last winter during the El Niņo, the ocean has cooled below normal. That's the explanation that we're getting for this summer of no summer. A La Niņa condition...