Category Archives: Kids

Conservation Corner | December 2017

Did You Know?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, e-waste refers to electronic products that have finished their useful life. Televisions, computers, tablets, audio and stereo equipment, cameras and mobile phones all qualify as e-waste when their usefulness has expired. Many people are unaware of how to safely dispose of such items, and simply […]

Christmas Around The World

When we think about exploring other cities or countries, we often compare our lives to the lives of people who live in these other places. Are they similar or different to us in values, entertainment or tastes?

Close your eyes and think about December. What do you see in your mind’s eye? Maybe you see […]

Holiday Appetizers

While the main course is in the oven and guests mingle in anticipation this holiday season, tide them over with simple appetizers the whole crowd will enjoy.

These skewers have something for everyone, with bits of pasta, cubed cheese, pepperoni and veggies!

Appealing Holiday Appetizers

1 package (9 ounces) cheese-filled tortellini,
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Spooky in Space: NASA Images

Have you ever seen a cloud that looks sort of like a rabbit? Or maybe a rock formation that looks a bit like an elephant? Although you know that a cloud isn’t really a giant rabbit in the sky, it’s still fun to look for patterns in images from nature. Can you spot some familiar […]

What Causes Wildfires

Wildfires are fires that happen in wooded areas and can start from lightning or from people who do not carefully handle flames. Winds, dry plants and leaves on the ground can spread a fire very quickly.

One type of wind phenomenon that spreads wildfires easily is called the Santa Ana winds. These strong, hot […]

Cultural Connections | Hi-yah!

Many self-defense tactics are considered intense competitive sports and are often derived from a country’s history and culture. Norway is no different. Glima is a form of Viking martial arts, often referred to as Viking wrestling. It’s popular among men and women.

There are three variations of this martial art: free-grip, back hold and trouser-grip. […]

Come Out & Play | Kubb

It’s time to play Kubb, a Norwegian outdoor game that can be played when it’s sunny and 70 degrees or when there’s a foot of snow on the ground.
The basics of the game include knocking over blocks, or kubbs, by tossing batons/sticks, all of which are simple carved wooden game pieces. Each player […]

Come Out & Play | Kubb

It’s time to play Kubb, a Norwegian outdoor game that can be played when it’s sunny and 70 degrees or when there’s a foot of snow on the ground.
The basics of the game include knocking over blocks, or kubbs, by tossing batons/sticks, all of which are simple carved wooden game pieces. Each player […]

Norway

Located in northern Europe, Norway is surrounded by the North Sea to its south, the Norwegian Sea to its west and north and Finland, Sweden and Russia to its east. Although Norway lies on the outskirts of Europe, it is not a member of The European Union. It is a leader in waste management with […]

Wildville | December 2017

SAITHE
Pollachius virens

There’s something fishy in Norway, and its name is saithe. Actually, some call it the fish lover’s fish. You can find saithe, a type of fish located in the waters off the coast of Norway, year-round. There are northern and southern saithe, which are simply divided by the 62nd degree of […]