Month: January 2017

Penguin Fun Facts for Penguin Awareness Day

Penguins are flightless seabirds that get around by swimming and diving, waddling around on land, and, sometimes, slipping and sliding on their bellies. Scientists have identified more than a dozen penguin species, and each one has an outer layer of waterproof feathers, webbed feet, and flippers for swimming. Penguins frequently preen (groom) and spread an oil-like substance on their feathers, which helps keep their bodies dry and insulated against water and wind.

Introducing Marine Science for Kids

After Zoology for Kids was released in March 2015, we were blown away by the responses we received from reviewers and bloggers, parents and grandparents, teachers and homeschoolers, and kids of all ages. From start to finish, it took about two years to bring Zoology for Kids from pitch to published work, and it had been a long journey indeed.

5 Ways to Use Less Plastic in 2017

Happy 2017! If you’re setting New Year’s goals to help keep you focused on positive action throughout the next 12 months, consider sharing our resolution to use less plastic. Just like committing to be more frugal, eat less junk food, or exercise more regularly, the quest to use less plastic in 2017 won’t be easy. However, it’s an opportunity to create life-long changes that will help the environment and set an important example for our children, families, friends, and coworkers.