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A Seasonal Tradition of Citizen Science – Outside the kitchen window, the sun was rising over the snowy, tree-covered hillsides — streaks of pink light contrasting with the blue-tinted shadows of the early morning. Inside that kitchen in Hampton Township, just north of downtown Pittsburgh, a group of seven finished gulping down their coffees and hot chocolates, ready for their adventure to begin.
A Tale of Winter’s Opposites: Urban Heat Islands – Have you ever noticed how it’s often warmer in a city than even just a few miles outside of it? Why is that? Let’s explore!
Drowsy December: Hibernation, and Acorns, and Bears-Oh My! – When the temperatures drop, some of us might want to curl up under a warm pile of blankets and hibernate like one of Western Pennsylvania’s black bears until spring! But true bear hibernation might not be the long winter’s nap that it seems.
Year-round Feathered Friends – Most of us can recite the conventional wisdom that birds fly south in the winter without even thinking about it, but we also know that, really, not all birds do. Why do some birds stay put here in Pittsburgh while others migrate?
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