Category Archives: Kids

Conservation Corner – May 2017

Dented cans have long been a source of confusion and concern for shoppers. They may be discounted and seem like a good deal, but some of the items in those dented cans may not be safe to eat. Damaged cans may be harboring food that contains botulism and other toxins. According to the United States […]

Connections – May 2017

Just like any other living thing on the planet, humans rely on the resources around them to provide everything that is necessary to live. In some places, it is harder to get these resources than others. One of the most difficult resources to acquire for many people is clean water. For example, although it borders […]

Come and Play – May 2017

Windowsill Gardens Windowsill gardens are a wonderful way to bring some of nature’s bounty indoors. While there are many plants that thrive indoors, many people choose to plant herbs in windowsill gardens because many herbs thrive in containers and don’t require a lot of attention. There are a few things that will help make an […]

Around The World – May 2017


In Germany, May 1 is a holiday. It is called Der Erste Mai (The First of May) and it takes place the night between April 30 and May 1. This is sometimes known as Walpurgisnacht (Witches Night). It’s an old tradition where people spend the evening outside. They have bonfires, make Maypoles to use […]

Movie Reviews – April 2017

Reviews For Kids By Kids The Great Wall

This movie is about William (Matt Damon), a traveler who comes to China with his friend Pero (Pedro Pascal) to find black powder. When they try to enter the Great Wall, the Chinese soldiers of the secret military group, Nameless Order, captures them and escorts them to […]

Around The World – April 2017

Do you like to play pranks on people? If so, there is a day made just for you – April Fool’s Day! No one is sure when the tradition of playing jokes on each other on the rst of April started, but there are a few theories. Some historians think it originated in ancient Roman […]

WILTB – April 2017

What’s It Like To Be…. Peter D’Amato

My name is Peter D’Amato, and I am the founder/co-owner of California Carnivores, Inc., the largest carnivorous plant nursery in the country. We house the largest collection of insect- and animal-eating plants in the world that’s open to […]

Wildville – April 2017

Cape Sundew

Kingdom: Plantae
Angiosperms | Eudicots | Core eudicots Order: Caryophyllales | Family: Droseraceae Genus: Drosera | Species: D. capensis

The majority of plants get all of their nutrients through their roots, which are in soil. All they need is a little sunshine and water. Some plants grow in soil that does not […]

Where In The World -April 2017


The first humans to live in Australia arrived there about 50,000 years ago. They are called the Aborigines. They settled along the coastal areas. Europeans did not make it to Australia until much later. The Dutch landed in 1606 but decided not to stay. Captain James Cook, the British Naval captain, discovered the continent […]

Weather – April 2017


Do you know what a derecho is? Derechos are widespread, long-lived windstorms with
a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. The phenomenon was discovered and named by Dr. Gustavus Hinrichs, a German immigrant living in Iowa. Derecho (pronounced like “deh- REY-cho” in English) is a Spanish word which means “direct,” or “straight […]