Raising healthy kids…and their bacteria? (Summer reading, part V)

I'm a biologist, an educator, and a parent. I intentionally consume a lot of new information about science in the course of my work and more casually through social media and the news. I stay informed about many different topics to benefit my students, my family, and my own curiosity. To kick off my summer … Continue reading Raising healthy kids…and their bacteria? (Summer reading, part V)

Connecting with trees (Summer reading, part IV)

I live in a quiet residential neighborhood on the outskirts of a city in Indiana. In similar neighborhoods, often carved out of reclaimed farmland, each lot might feature a couple of trees that were planted relatively recently. Somewhat unusually, my yard contains more than a dozen trees in the backyard, plus a small woodlot behind … Continue reading Connecting with trees (Summer reading, part IV)