Untamed Science: How to Skin a Squirrel
Last week I prepped a squirrel for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh with some other YouTube EDU folks! And, of course, there’s no way we could let a good chance to film go by. Our friend Rob with UntamedScience documented the process. No matter how often I prepare something for a research collection I’m always impressed and inspired when I see the same process through another person’s eyes.
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No episode of The Brain Scoop this week as Michael recovers from what I imagine to be the plague.
By hunting and collecting plants you can create something beautiful and informative. Take a nature walk and carefully collect some specimens that you find fascinating. Any heavy book will help flatten the plants, and wax paper can seal them off for display. Plant hunting has been happening for centuries, and is an important activity for any budding botanist.
Pressing plants provides a window into the plant kingdom. Explore the plants in your environment, collect some specimens, and record your findings. More curriculum connectors can be found here.