Fresh Air Moments

The Highlands Center For Natural History is committed to staying connected with you and the natural world. Everyday for as long as our public programs are postponed or cancelled, our education staff will be sharing place-based nature and science-related posts. These posts are intended to be interactive, shared, and to be a resource for all people. These “Fresh Air Moments” are our way of encouraging everyone to take a moment outside everyday – on your porch, in your backyard, walking on the sidewalk, or on local trails like here at the Highlands Center.

Fresh Air Moments: Winogradsky Column

Fresh Air Moments: Winogradsky Column

One area of study in aquatic ecology is microbiology. Microorganisms living in and around water systems are foundational and interesting. One of the ways to see evidence of this life is by studying biofilms, substances created by the microbes to live in colonies and...

Fresh Air Moments: Guess the Tree

Fresh Air Moments: Guess the Tree

  For today’s Fresh Air Moment, take a close look at the bark of this tree. Can you guess what type of tree this is? The bark conserves water and protects the tree’s essential living systems from temperature extremes and storms. Bark also transports food and water...

Fresh Air Moments: Advice From a Tree

Fresh Air Moments: Advice From a Tree

  Do you ever find yourself wondering if a tree could give advice, what kind of advice would it give to you?Well here are some words of wisdom written by author Ilan Shamir. Take a moment and enjoy thisbreath of fresh air from our education team here at the Highlands...

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