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The gift of music

This morning on my way to work I heard a KQED Perspective from a guy named Matt Fogelson called The Gift of Music.  He started out discussing how, before streaming audio, music lovers used to give the gift of music to friends and family, and how it was a truly personal and intimate experience.   365 more words



One of the things we make a big deal about with kids on school trips on the refuge is oak galls. We have an oak savannah with young trees and lots of the ping pong ball-sized galls. 181 more words


The California Report: Newly Protected Immigrants Will Be Eligible for Medi-Cal, Advocates Say

By Lisa Aliferis

California undocumented immigrants who are eligible for deferred deportation under President Obama’s executive action are expected to be eligible for Medi-Cal, as long as they meet income guidelines, advocates said Thursday. 149 more words


The Amazing Life of Sand

This is a brilliant short by KQED Public Media, the PBS station in San Francisco. Great macro photography and videography and a fascinating story.

There’s a story in every grain of sand: tales of life and death, fire and water.

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The Amazing Life of Sand

Every grain of sand has a story to tell.

By studying the composition and texture of sand, geologists can reconstruct its incredible life history. “There’s just a ton of information out there, and all of it is in the sand,” said Mary McGann, a geologist at the United States Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA. 26 more words


Parent Resource: "What’s Going on Inside the Brain of a Curious Child?"

“That’s science: Asking questions and seeking answers.”

An interesting peek into what happens in the brain during moments of curiosity. This article explores the importance of curiosity in the classroom. 69 more words