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July 4, 2020

Happy 4th of July!
 

This week, we talk about SALT: what is it, why do we need it, where do we get it, and the history of it.

Did you know salt was used as a form of payment?
 

We also make Firework Art using salt, glue, and glow in the dark paint.

Chuck Darwin gives us...

June 27, 2020

Do you want to be a scientist or see what it's like to be one?

This week, I talk to Darlene Cavalier, the founder of SciStarter, which is a website where ordinary people sign up to help scientists collect data for various research projects. Darlene has recently been n...

June 11, 2020

Ever wanted your own personal mini-aquarium?

How about a nightlight with sea creatures swimming in it? In this episode, we make a Nightlight Aquarium with a mason jar and a few toys that looks sooo real, but there are no live animals needed! It would also be a cool gi...

June 4, 2020

Are you feeling a little (or a lot) anxious and stressed lately?

I know I am. There's a lot going on out there right now, and most of it is pretty scary. We are also out of our normal routines and we have a lot more time to dwell on the scary stuff, am I right? This c...

May 28, 2020

Did you know that scientists need our help tracking Bumblebees?

In this episode, we talk to Rich Hatfield from the Xerces Society about why tracking Bumblebees is important, why scientists need help doing it, and what WE can do to help them.

And yes, there’s an app f...

May 22, 2020


This week, we learn how to make our own no-sew face mask.

No more excuses for unfashionable face wear!

Chuck Darwin gives us the noun and verb version of the word of the week, and Captain Jack answers a listener question about whether pets should wear masks in public...

May 15, 2020

Today, on the Nature Just Got Real podcast, we talk to a Pediatric NP about viruses, and she breaks it all down for us! 

This week, I talk to Maryanne Tranter, a pediatric Nurse Practitioner, about what a virus actually is. We are hearing all about the Coronavirus rig...

May 8, 2020

Today, on the Nature Just Got Real podcast, we make a Terrarium for Mother's Day! 

Are you stuck in the house and wondering what to give Mom for Mother's Day? On this week's show, I make a Sprout Terrarium from a kit, but you can make one with things you possibly have...

April 30, 2020

Today, on the Nature Just Got Real podcast, we build a Home Improvement Center for Birds! 

Have you ever thought you'd like to do more for birds than just fill up the bird feeder? Today, we are making a Bird Home Improvement Center. It's a little like a store where bi...

April 24, 2020

I am happy to announce that finally, we have a podcast! It’s called Nature Just Got Real! It’s a video podcast, so it can be viewed on the Weird & Wacky Planet YouTube channel HERE, or listened to on Apple Podcasts HERE, or just about anywhere else you listen to your p...

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