Kid rationalization (a.k.a. out of the mouth of babes)

My kids amaze me with their ability to rationalize things. Either things actually heard, or things misheard, but they always say things that baffle and amaze me. Take the following examples Kid 1: "I love the colour blue. It's the colour of drowning." Hubs: "You have to eat your fish for the DHA and fatty acids"... Continue Reading →

For the love of a field station

Bamfield is a lovely town, and the people that live here have been so welcoming and friendly. If you haven't been here, you should really see this short clip from CBC's Still Standing (I would have liked to embed that video here, but the CBC player won't let me). It encapsulates the charm of the town, along... Continue Reading →

The Logistics of Research with Kids – The Set Up

Have you ever watched one of those PBS specials were you see some biologist or researcher going into the deep rainforest to do research with kids in tow? Like Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Okay he was really more of a TV personality rather than a biological researcher, but he did a lot to raise the profile... Continue Reading →

All hail the GPS

Do you follow any religion? Christian? Muslim? Jewish? Wicca? The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life found that globally, 8 in 10 people identify with some religious group. And of course there is variation in the popularity of each religion (i.e. they don't all have the same number of followers), as well as... Continue Reading →

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