The first presidential election I remember was Bush vs Dukakis in 1988. School was closed on election day and I was hanging out at a friend’s house. Over lunch, I asked her mother if she had voted and she replied, “Well, everyone knows Bush is going to win, so I didn’t bother.” That night I…

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Georgia Adopt-A-Stream encourages and supports community members interested in collecting water quality data, ranging from dissolved oxygen to crayfish abundance. These data are then used by the community, local organizations, universities, and others to explore and protect watersheds. Learn how to harness the power of your curiosity through citizen science! On Aug 22nd, Jenna Dodson…

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by Sarah Poletti, Conservation Research Bridge Program, Amphibian Foundation The Blue Heron Nature Preserve is a pocket of nature hidden in the Buckhead area of metro-Atlanta. The preserve serves the community as a way to escape inside the city and stroll trails surrounded by tall trees and the soothing crackle of Mill Creek flowing beside…

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It’s pirate month! Argh matey! This past week I went on vacation to Florida. And while we drove by packed crowds at the beach and bars, we also drove through marked “seabird nesting areas” and the fridge in our rental had a magnet about protecting sea turtles.   I may not have been able to go…

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by Alexandra Wickson, MPH What are ticks? Ticks are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of people and other animals. They have four life stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. All life requires food to live, and for tick larva, nymphs, and adults, this food is blood (researchers call this a ‘blood meal’). Ticks…

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At Science for Georgia, we believe that we are obligated as humans to name injustice in plain language when we see it. This past week, we have seen a police officer literally crush the life out of George Floyd for nothing more than a bad check. This action has lit a fuse under a powder…

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