Archive for June, 2011

WOW-World of Wonder to visit the Kudzu Eating Goats

Posted on 24. Jun, 2011 by .

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World of Wonder (WOW), the nature education program sponsored by Woodland Discovery and Davidson Lands Conservancy, is planning a nature outing to see the goats at work. “Kudzu grows one foot each day, and we’ve all seen the damage it can do. The college had a kudzu problem, and they wanted a chemical-free solution: goats! […]

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Summer Thunderstorms

Posted on 22. Jun, 2011 by .

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Summertime brings hot days and afternoons often bring a chance of thunderstorms here in the Southeastern United States. In fact, we depend on these thunderstorms for most of the rainfall in the summer here in North Carolina. If you are watching TV as a storm approaches you will get a warning from the local meteorologists […]

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A Guest Post from Rob Cannon

Posted on 13. Jun, 2011 by .

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Dr. Grant and his students examine life in the creek  World of Wonder (WOW) is a free nature discovery program for families.  WOW and its 2 sponsoring organizations– Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery– recently hosted a Saturday morning program about a fascinating natural feature– the good old creek. I signed my 10 and 8 […]

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Creek Life in Davidson, North Carolina

Posted on 12. Jun, 2011 by .

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Today was a great time for the WOW families.  We went to a creek with Dr. David Grant and had fun looking for various forms of life in and around the creek. Click here to watch the video from this fun and educational event.

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WOW-World of Wonder at the Farmers Market

Posted on 11. Jun, 2011 by .

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What do you do with your pansies once they are spent?  The WOW team made notecards using pansy flowers at the Farmer’s Market on May 28.  Want to try?  Just collect some flowers and a rubber mallet and pound the flower onto a card or paper.  The color and image of the flower appears on […]

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The American Chestnut-A tragic tale

Posted on 10. Jun, 2011 by .

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Talk about being a “tree hugger”, I get weepy just thinking about the story of the American Chestnut. The blight that killed the American chestnut created what has been referred to as the greatest tragedy to hit the mountains of Western North Carolina.  The American chestnut was not only an amazing source of food for […]

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Citizen Science- stay engaged this summer

Posted on 06. Jun, 2011 by .

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School is out for some and will be out for all soon. Parents are often looking for projects to keep their children involved over the summer. Citizen Science projects might be just what you are looking for. Through the internet it is possible to be a part of projects that are national and international. And […]

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