Category Archives: Kids

Around The World September 2017

We celebrate Labor Day on Sept. 4 this year. For many, Labor Day marks the end of the summer season, but there is another reason we take off work on the first Monday in September. It is a day dedicated to celebrating the U.S. worker and the contributions workers have made to the success of […]

WILTB September 2017

…A Woodcarver

Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself. How did you become interested in this work?

I was trained by a German woodcarver named Frederick Brunner and trained at the studio of Cascieri and diBiccari in Boston, Massachusetts. I learned both clay modeling for bronze statuary work as well as woodcarving anything […]

Space Place September 2017

On July 4, 1997, NASA’s Mars Pathfinder landed on the surface of Mars. It landed in an ancient flood plain that is now dry and covered with rocks. Pathfinder’s mission was to study the Martian climate, atmosphere and geology. At the same time, the mission also tested lots of new technologies.

For example, the Pathfinder […]

Weather September 2017

Fall can be an exciting season, as we go back to school and anticipate fun fall events such as Halloween and Thanksgiving. But fall also brings dangerous weather hazards, and it’s important to be aware of that. Let’s look at some of the fall weather hazards.

Drought is a normal feature of our climate. Caused […]

Come Out & Play September 2017

Kukeri is an ancient celebration that is still practiced in Bulgaria. The festival has been traced back to some of the first people who settled in the region, the Thracians. However, it is thought that the settlers may have brought the pagan festival with them from Greece. There are similar festivals in surrounding areas called […]

Where In The World September 2017

Bulgaria is a country in Eastern Europe. It is named after the first people that settled it, the Bulgars. They settled in the area around 200 AD. Bulgaria was first united in the 600s AD. It became a kingdom in 893 AD. Bulgaria has always been a small country, and since its beginning, it has […]

Wildville September 2017

The European marbled polecat is a small mammal and carnivore that lives in Bulgaria. Its name says European, but they can also be found in parts of Asia. One interesting part of the animal is its fur; the unique fur patterns on their backs are what give them the name “marbled.” Their faces and undersides […]

Cultural Connections September 2017

African music sounds different from Finnish music. Middle Eastern food is different from Nordic food. Traditional Brazilian clothes don’t look like traditional Russian clothes. Why?

A lot of it has to do with resources and culture. The resources in Africa and Finland are different, and the people in each country use what they have to […]

Truman’s Letter September 2017

Hi, Kids!

I made a new friend the other day. He just moved here from Poland. The way he talks sounds different from what I am used to hearing, but we had a great time getting to know each other. The “Connections” section talks about cultural differences. Check it out!

In “Wildville” we talk about […]

Space Place – August 2017


When you look up at the night sky and see stars, what you’re seeing is light produced by those stars many years ago. Because this is how we study the stars, it helps to know a few cool things about light. For example, light always travels […]